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Abta urges Boris Johnson to ensure ‘managed exit’ from EU

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Abta has urged new prime minister in waiting Boris Johnson to take “every effort to ensure a managed exit from the EU”.

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Johnson was elected Conservative party leader on Tuesday (23 July), securing about 66% of the vote by party members.

Theresa May will formally step down as prime minister on Wednesday (24 July) and hand over to Johnson, who will then set out his vision for his premiership, likely to be dominated and defined by Brexit, in an address to the nation.

Abta wrote both to Johnson and fellow leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt last week, detailing the associations key priorities for the government to safeguard the travel sector in the UK, before addressing Johnson directly on Tuesday.

“As soon as Boris Johnson takes office as prime minister, Abta will be writing to urge he takes every effort to ensure a managed exit from the EU,” said an Abta spokesperson.

“In particular, well stress the need for contingency arrangements to be extended, and the importance of continued transport links, visa-free travel, and the ability for travel companies to post critical support staff in temporary roles throughout the EU.

“In addition, we will also engage with all newly appointed ministers across our main government departments to ensure the industrys full range of policy priorities, including thoseRead More – Source