BARRHEAD Travel is the latest to announce redundancies as the tourism industry takes a hit due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

It has not yet been confirmed how many jobs will be affected by the decision. 

The travel agency stated that travel restrictions and quarantine had affected the confidence of their customers.

Transport and travel trade union, Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA), is urging the UK and Scottish governments to step in to "save jobs". 

The union is appealing for Barrhead Travel to work along with them in an attempt to avoid job losses. 

TSSA general secretary, Manuel Cortes, said: "I appeal to Barrhead Travel to work with us to save jobs and not throw the baby out with the bathwater.

"We need to come together with the Scottish Government to agree a plan for our travel trade which will not only prevent job losses at Barrhead but across the sector.

“High streets in Scotland are beginning to open and there will be a hunger to make holiday plans. I recognise how hard the Coronavirus crisis has been for our travel trade and our members, right across Britain.

“However, we can all find a positive way forward if Holyrood is prepared to step up and save jobs - while setting a good example to Ministers in London."

Barrhead Travel, which has branches throughout Scotland, stated it will ensure full support is offered to employees affected.  

Jacqueline Dobson, president of Barrhead Travel said: “In common with many others in our industry, we are having to make difficult decisions as a direct result of the impact of Covid-19 on holidays.

“Customer confidence has been dented by the ongoing uncertainty surrounding quarantine and travel restrictions. This, combined with the imminent closure of the furlough scheme, means we have had to announce a number of redundancies.

“We will be ensuring that there is full support available for all our colleagues – personally and professionally – over the coming months.”