A UK travel agency has publicly blasted a rival, Saga Holidays, after it announced a new policy requiring all customers to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Hundreds of others have joined in the condemnation.
Saga Holidays announced its mandatory vaccine policy in a statement on Wednesday, telling customers that they “must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before travelling” through the company.
Accepting that the policy would be “disappointing” for many, the company said it wanted to ensure the “safest possible experience” for customers.
— Saga Holidays (@SagaHolidaysUK) January 20, 2021
The agency quickly came under fire from smaller competitor Tradewinds Travel, which called the policy “disgusting” and added, “You will never get treatment like this from us.”
— Tradewinds Travel (@UKTwinds) January 20, 2021
Doesn't sound legal to me. Have you sought legal advice @SagaHolidaysUK? You might (will) need it.
— Northern Lass (Freedom Fighter) (@northerness) January 20, 2021
Discrimination and whatsmore you can still transmit covid with a vaccination. Many older people cannot have a vaccination for health reasons, or have had one and taken a turn, do some research before discriminating against at least 30% of your customers.
— Connor #KBF (@ConnorKbf) January 20, 2021
Thanks for this update. Good to have a list of companies I need to avoid and boycott in the future. Tweets like this save us all a lot of time. Sometimes it’s hard to identify fascists but you’ve made it easy. Cheers.
— Simon Mee (@midgard_misfit) January 20, 2021
“I am a big fan of vaccinations but object in the strongest terms to mandatory vaccination. I guess no Saga holiday for me. Fine,” commented the Academy of Ideas’ Mo Lovatt.
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Mandatory vaccinations have become a controversial topic in the United Kingdom, but one December poll by STADA Group revealed that up to 85 percent of those in the UK support making Covid-19 vaccines compulsory. Many others, however, are still vocally opposed to the idea.
Alan Joyce, the CEO of Australian airline Qantas, sparked anger last year after proposing a vaccine requirement for travellers on Qantas planes. Irish airline Ryanair dismissed the idea shortly after in their own statement.
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