ABTA Webinar: Managing Travel FX Risk in Uncertain Times

    30 September 2020
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    Zoom Webinar
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ABTA’s webinars offer business support and advice to travel businesses during the Coronavirus crisis.

About this webinar

Join ABTA, OFX and The Travel Trade Consultancy (TTC) to explore how travel companies can manage FX risk to protect their businesses during these uncertain times.

In recent weeks, the Great British pound reached a near nine-month high of $1.3250 against the US dollar, a level not seen since December 2019. And the euro surged to a new high of $1.1965 against the US dollar, a level not seen since May 2018.

As currency markets warn of volatility ahead, understand and get practical guidance on what you can be doing to mitigate risk and protect your business from currency fluctuation as we move into a world with COVID-19, and as travel unlocks.
Get an overview of the UK’s economic outlook and a travel market update. Explore different possible economic recovery models. 

Hear from OFX on currency forecasts and milestones to look out for in the months ahead. Understand what's driving the pound, euro, and US dollar right now and the impact on travel businesses. Take away practical guidance on risk management strategies that you can implement now to save money for your travel business.
Listen to a first-hand case study from an ABTA Member on how they plan on mitigating risk. Get your live and pre-submitted questions answered during dedicated Q&A time.


  • Overview of the UK’s economic outlook and a travel market update 
  • Currency forecasts and milestones to look out for in the months ahead 
  • Practical guidance on FX risk management strategies 


  • Moderator: Carolyn Watson, Director of Finance and Operations, ABTA
  • Hamish Muress, SME Currency Strategist, OFX
  • Martin Alcock, Director, The Travel Trade Consultancy (TTC)
  • Jez Allen, Director and Owner, Firefly Holidays 


OFX is a global money transfer company that helps people and businesses thrive in our evolving and fast-moving world. We are on a mission to lead the age of borderless money by combining a streamlined digital experience, expert personal service and great rates so our customers can transact across borders when, where and how they want. We empower our customers to live and work globally with confidence, 24/7.


For more than 14 years, we’ve been helping travel businesses. Helping with ATOL, ABTA and IATA regulatory and bonding issues. Helping with financial, back office and supplier payment services and helping create business plans, raise money, and find investors. At The Travel Trade Consultancy we offer friendly, concise, practical advice to help you manage your business through changes that affect your business. We also offer a compliance management service that means you’ll never have to think about it again.


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ABTA Members and Partners* - Free of charge.

Non-Members - £99 plus VAT.

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*Must have a current ABTA Member/Partner number.

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