<p>Speaking out: Julia Lo Bue-Said</p>

Speaking out: Julia Lo Bue-Said

‘Ask me Anything’: travel industry boss Julia Lo Bue-Said will take questions with Simon Calder

As fury over Portugal’s removal from the green list rages on, Simon Calder meets top travel CEO Julia Lo Bue-Said to answer your questions

Simon Calder
Travel Correspondent
Monday 07 June 2021 18:18
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Holidaymakers are facing a scramble back from Portugal after it was placed on the UK’s “amber list” last Thursday.

The move dealt a hammer blow to the industry, as the only mainstream holiday destination for British visitors lost its quarantine-free status.

Holidaymakers from the Atlantic nation will be required to quarantine for 10 days at home if they return after 4am on 8 June; while countless others have their holiday plans cancelled. The only European summer sun destination on the “green list” is tiny Gibraltar.

It set back hopes that the international travel industry, which tentatively restarted just three weeks ago, would be able to offer an expanded range of quarantine-free summer holidays this year.

Julia Lo Bue-Said, chief executive of Advantage Travel Partnership, said: “We are dealing with a government who seems to have forgotten its travel industry exists.”

What are the travel industry’s thoughts about the whole debacle?

On Tuesday at 9am I’ll be putting your travel questions about the traffic light changes to Ms Lo Bue-Said, who leads the independent group of travel agents. She has been one of the travel industry’s most articulate and powerful voices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Register to submit your question for Ms Lo Bue-Said and me in the comments box below by 9am on June 8. If you’re not already a member, click “sign up” in the comments box to leave your question.

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