ABTA has launched a new programme of activity to engage with members.

The new programme for 2023 will have two main elements. The first will be a free ABTA-hosted event taking place once a year in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and each of the regions in England. 

The sessions have evolved from the previous regional meetings’ format and are much more of a two-way exchange, with only short and informal updates from ABTA. The emphasis is on knowledge exchange between members and ABTA, as well as networking with industry colleagues in their area, all with the aim of helping members run their business. 

Sponsorship and promotional opportunities are also available.

ABTA will be doing more to get involved in activities where members are already gathering locally by attending industry roadshows, events and networking.

ABTA also runs a monthly video conference call which is open to all members to attend and submit questions. 

Please email engagement@abta.co.uk for more information.

Free ABTA-hosted annual events

Region Date Time Location Register now Sponsor    
Northern Ireland 7 June Registration 15:00

Meeting 15:30
Belfast Register now
Jet Blue logo
AVIS logo
North West 4 July Registration 18:00

Meeting 18:30
Manchester Register now
Jet Blue logo
Greater London 18 July Registration 18:00

Meeting 18:30
London Register now
Jet Blue logo
Worldpay logo
South Wales 19 September Registration 18:00

Meeting 18:30
Cardiff Register now
Jet Blue logo
Yorkshire & North Midlands 3 October Registration 18:00

Meeting 18:30
Leeds Register now
Jet Blue logo
South West 11 October

Registration 18:00

Meeting 18:30

Bristol Register now
Jet Blue logo
North East 15 November  Registration 18:00

Meeting 18:30
Newcastle Register now
Jet Blue logo
Newcastle International Airport logo


Industry roadshows, events and networking

Event Date Time Venue
NITN Big Travel Trade Event - Belfast 6/7 June 2 day event Crowne Plaza 
Travel Gossip Roadshow – Sheffield 21 June 18:00 Mercure Barnsley Tankerslet Manor
The Yorkshire Ball - Leeds 20 July 19:30 Village Hotel Leeds South
Travel Gossip Roadshow – Bolton 5 September 18:00 Bolton Stadium Hotel
TTG Travel Industry Awards 28 September   London
Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards 13 October   Belfast
The Travel Convention 30 October - 1 November   Bodrum, Türkiye
World Travel Market 6-8 November 3 day event Excel Centre, London
Jet2 VIP Independent Travel Agent Conference 27-30 November 4 day event Türkiye