ABTA has written to officers on the division for enterprise, vitality and industrial technique (BEIS) to protest at ranges of grant help being made obtainable to the retail journey business in England.
The physique argues the money is at odds with these offered to different enterprise sectors.
Restart Grants, not too long ago introduced by the chancellor, are to be allotted to companies based mostly on the class they’re deemed to fall into, reminiscent of non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure and private care.
Retail journey brokers fall into the primary class, which means that they’re eligible for grants as much as £6,000 relying on their rateable values.
Nonetheless, as ABTA factors out to BEIS, whereas journey brokers can open from Monday, they won’t obtain any new revenue for a lot of weeks no less than.
Not solely is it at present unlawful to journey abroad, authorities steering issued earlier this week said that prospects mustn’t ebook abroad holidays in the intervening time.
Different companies are eligible to obtain grants of as much as £18,000, regardless of having the ability to welcome prospects and generate new revenue from Monday.
ABTA has made clear to the division that this can be a rising