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Sympathy, but no support for stricken travel sector

Ian Llewellyn
Tue, 13 Jul 2021

Travel agents say they deserve financial assistance for being in perpetual lockdown. (Image: Deposit Photos))
Ian Llewellyn
Tue, 13 Jul 2021
A plea for special financial assistance for travel agents has been rejected by MPs.A petition to Parliament called for the wage subsidy to be extended for the travel sector as it had been hit hard by covid-19 and the related border closures, with the impact particularly felt by women employees.The finance and expenditure select committee said members of parliament sympathised with the “challenges and stresses” faced by travel agents. It noted across the entire workforce the pandemic’s effect had fallen harder on women.However,...

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