ABTA Webinar: Financial Resilience and Funding Solutions for Travel Businesses

    21 July 2021
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This webinar is available to view on demand.

ABTA Members and Partners can access this free of charge on the Member zone.  

Non Members can purchase the recording for £99 plus VAT. Click here to purchase.

ABTA’s webinars are held in collaboration with trusted ABTA Partners. This extended webinar provides guidance on the different financial solutions available to your travel business to help you manage the financial challenges posed by COVID-19 and adapt to the ever-changing market conditions.

About the webinar

Join this webinar to get the latest practical advice on the funding solutions available to travel businesses. Understand the best options available to you, including Government support, strategies for approaching lenders and alternative finance options.

Hear the practical steps you can take now to remain financially resilient including scenario planning for recovery, managing cash flow as operating costs return and preparing for M&A activity.

Submit your questions ahead of, or during the webinar, to be answered live by our speakers including ABTA representatives and travel finance experts.


  • Recap on Government support available
  • Raising finance options 
  • Cash forecasting and working capital optimisation
  • Mergers, acquisitions and funding opportunities
  • Reorganisation and efficiencies
  • Panel discussion: business resilience and recovery


  • Moderator: Carolyn Watson, Director of Finance and Operations, ABTA
  • John de Vial, Special Adviser to the Chief Executive, ABTA  
  • Rachel Jordan, Director of Membership and Financial Protection, ABTA
  • Anthony Mayes, Cashflow and Working Capital Director, Interpath Advisory
  • Beatriz Miguez, Head of Travel, Special Situations Group, Interpath Advisory
  • Damian Webb, Partner and Head of Restructuring Advisory, RSM
  • Gordon Thomson, Director, Restructuring Advisory, RSM
  • Deborah Potts, Director, Summit Advisory
  • David Butler, Partner – Business Rescue, Opus Business Advisory Group
  • Nicholas Parton, Partner – Forensic Accounting, Opus Pear Tree
  • Luke Golding, Senior Managing Associate, Deloitte Legal, Deloitte LLP



ABTA Members and Partners* - Free of charge.

Non-Members - £99 plus VAT.

Our booking terms and conditions can be viewed here. 

*Must have a current ABTA Member/Partner number.


Interpath Advisory is the UK’s largest top-tier independent turnaround and restructuring business serving national and international markets. The group advises companies, lenders, equity holders and a wide range of other stakeholders including Government, regulators and pension trustees to navigate the issues associated with economic disruption and to overcome financial and operational challenges. Born from the UK's leading Big 4 restructuring and turnaround practice, Interpath Advisory was formed to allow the very best professionals in the market do what they do best in an agile, independent and conflict-free setting. 


Opus Business Advisory Group assists businesses and individuals to take command and gain control of financial and operational challenges that are being faced as well as supporting change and growth opportunities. There are often options that business owners and directors are not aware of at a time of challenge, change or growth. Our Partners work with clients to present all options available, ensuring that compliance requirements are met, and the best path forward is followed.

Our speakers represent three key divisions of the Group:
Business Rescue
Opus Business Rescue supports business owners, directors and all stakeholders navigate their way through the uncertainty that distress brings.  
Restructuring & Insolvency
Opus Restructuring & Insolvency specialises in helping organisations and individuals with exit management through all forms of formal & informal restructuring and insolvency.

Forensic Accounting
Opus Pear Tree supports businesses through actual or anticipated disputes and litigation. Services include expert witness litigation support and investigations into alleged fraud, corruption, and bribery.


At RSM, we have a cross-service team of experts working with travel agents and tour operators across the UK travel and tourism industry. Our services range audit, accounting and tax advice, technology implementation and risk advisory, corporate finance and restructuring and employment services and HR. With a 3,800 strong UK team and access to more than 43,000 people across the RSM global network, you can draw on the knowledge and experience of our sector specialists. Using our insight and experience we can help you navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic and what will be an ever-evolving landscape. No matter where in the world you operate, or plan to in the future, our team, active in over 120 countries, will be ready to share their insights and industry knowledge to help you move forward with confidence. 


Summit advisory logo

Summit Advisory helps travel business owners grow, acquire or sell their business. As an independent, specialist boutique advisory firm, you and your project benefit from our tailor-made, discreet service and total commitment to your success. Our approach is clear, collaborative and consultative. Our aim is to demystify the world of corporate finance, not to complicate it. Founding directors, Jonathan Wall and Deborah Potts, combine years of travel industry accounting expertise with ‘hands on’ travel entrepreneurship. Our extensive buyer network extends to both UK and international trade buyers, in addition to extensive private equity contacts. Furthermore, Summit’s multilingual team is fully cognisant of the complexities and challenges of the travel industry, a key consideration when it comes to M&A in this sector. As a sister firm to Elman Wall Travel Accountants,  we have access, as required, by in-house Tax, Audit, TOMs and Personal Wealth specialists. Please contact us for a confidential, complimentary consultation.


For information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Matt Turton on 07766 517 611 or email mturton@abta.co.uk.

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