Assembly Written Question 13494/17-22
Question: To ask the Minister for the Economy, pursuant to AQW 12694/17-22, whether her Department is currently developing a support package for the industry to submit for Executive approval.
Answer: Pursuant to AQW 12694/17-22, any decisions on further specific support measures for the NI Travel sector must be agreed by the Executive collectively. The Association of Northern Ireland Travel Agents most recently met with the Minister of Finance, along with the First Minister and deputy Frist Minister. Further to this engagement, I await proposals coming to the Executive for approval. I am on record as stating that I would support a targeted financial package for this industry, and will do so if an Executive paper is submitted.