STAFF from an Oxfordshire travel agency will join hundreds of travel agents, pilots and cabin crew members in a protest in London today.

Comfy Class Travel based in Wantage wants to put pressure on the Government to reopen the travel sector and provide tailored financial support to businesses.

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The day of action today at the Palace of Westminster is aimed at persuading the Government to expand the green list, and remove testing and quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers returning from green and amber locations.

Industry body Abta estimates that 195,000 travel jobs have been lost during the coronavirus pandemic or are at risk.

It accused ministers of failing to deliver a restart to travel, by 'undermining' the traffic light system.

Derek Jones, boss of luxury travel firm Kuoni, said: “The outbound travel sector has been decimated by this pandemic and by the Government’s haphazard response to it.

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“Today, we have joined together to call upon ministers to acknowledge that the restrictions they have placed on international travel are having a deep and devastating impact on travel businesses.

“We are united in one message today: we want to see the safe reopening of international travel alongside targeted financial support for businesses which have not been able to trade for well over a year.”

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