Over 700 travel companies back Save Our Summer Campaign
Over seven hundred travel firms have now signed up to the Save Our Summer campaign – to reassure consumers they can book 2021 holidays with confidence.
Save Our Summer, or SOS Travel, launched Monday this week (15th February) with over a hundred firms backing the campaign and now sees over seven hundred large, medium and small companies signed up.
The campaign urges consumers to ignore the “don’t book” travel advice from government ministers. Companies that have signed up to the SOS campaign guarantee that anyone booking a trip will be entitled to either a refund or a change of date if travel is cancelled or not possible due to Covid-19 restrictions.
“UK citizens should ignore their conflicting advice and book summer trips with confidence, knowing that they can get a refund or refix their travel dates if booking through a reputable travel provider signed up to SOS.” Paul Charles, chief executive of the PC Agency and co-founder of Save Our Summer.
Save Our Summer urges the UK government to set out a clear roadmap for opening up the travel sector from 1st May.
All vulnerable groups in the UK should have been vaccinated twice by mid-May, leading to reduced pressure on the NHS. Covid-19 infection and mortality rates should also be at low levels meaning that travel sectors can responsibly re-open.
The SOS website states that a clear roadmap and 1st May opening would “support the 2.4 million jobs now at risk in the airline & wider travel & tourism sectors”.
“We also thank the hundreds of individuals who have signed up today to join the campaign to Save Our Summer. There is impressive momentum and we will be pressing home the message to the Prime Minister that so many jobs are at risk without a roadmap to opening.” Paul Charles, SOS Travel co-founder.
Companies to have signed up already include Sunvil, Typically Holidays, Prestige, Simpson Travel, Celebrity Cruises and Intrepid. You can find more information on all travel companies that have signed up, as well as details on how travel firms can register to join Save Our Summer on their website.