Education Partners

Why join the ABTA Community as an Education Partner – working with the travel and tourism education sector is key to ensuring future travel professionals for our sector. ABTA’s Education Partner programme was set up over a decade ago to strengthen our links with educators at the Higher and Further Education levels. The full list of benefits includes :  

  • One annual guest lecture from ABTA’s team of experts.
  • The opportunity for university partners to put forward 2 student applications for the ABTA one-month Internship 
  • The opportunity to put forward one or two students as ABTA Regional Student Reps who will be mentored by an ABTA member or Partner. 
  • Access all the training through the ABTA Knowledge Zone.
  • Opportunity to share research and expertise in relevant topics at ABTA Events (subject to event requirements). 
  • The opportunity to contribute to relevant ABTA research, industry workshops and committees where appropriate. 
  • An opportunity to host events (dependent on suitability). 
  • An opportunity to purchase a marketing campaign to ABTA’s database.
  • Access to the Member Zone.
  • Use the Education Partner logo to show alignment with ABTA.
  • ABTA Partners can access discounted rates for all employees for their personal travel insurance, with ABTA Travel Insurance. 
  • ABTA Partners are welcome to join and listen to the ABTA member video conference calls, held on a monthly basis.  

Being an ABTA Partner has been really beneficial to the Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Management at Leeds Beckett University. Our students are able to access additional resources which help with their assessments and provide additional real-world learning. Opportunities for lecturers and senior staff to attend ABTA events, particularly those which are focused on qualifications, training and future employability is useful and the networking opportunities are highly valuable.

Dr Peter Robinson, Leeds Becket University

Being an ABTA Education Partner enables us to be at the heart of the tourism and travel ecosystem and engage in dynamic dialogue with our industry. Our research contributes to the knowledge base of tourism and our students are trained to for the future challenges. ABTA keeps us aware of current affairs and policies and brings us all together on a dynamic dialogue.

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Bournemouth University