A Beginner's Guide to Travel Law – London

    10 July 2019
  • Venue:
    ABTA Ltd
  • Location:
    30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ
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Event details

This seminar is aimed at travel industry professionals who require a basic understanding of travel law. Attend for a comprehensive, yet introductory-level overview of the key legal issues for travel. 

About the event

The effective contracting, marketing and selling of holidays and travel services requires a good understanding of the law. You can put your business at risk if you get it wrong. 

  • Are you aware of your liabilities under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018? 
  • Are you up to date on the recent ATOL changes, consumer law and GDPR?
  • Are you confident that your contracts and paperwork are fit-for-purpose?
  • Have you taken steps to protect your business from claims and costly fines? 

Attend this seminar for the latest advice from ABTA and legal experts, Travlaw. Learn how the legislation applies to travel businesses. Protect your business by staying on top of regulatory changes. Hear a guest speaker from the travel industry and benchmark your compliance. 


  • The legal landscape for UK travel – new Package Travel Regulations, consumer law and GDPR 
  • Changes to ATOL and ATOL standard terms 
  • Contracting basics 
  • Changes, cancellation and delay – your obligations to your customers
  • Common claims affecting the travel industry, including personal injury, gastric illness 


  • Moderator: Matt Gatenby, Partner, Travlaw 
  • Paula Macfarlane, Senior Solicitor, ABTA
  • Luke Golding, Partner, Travlaw 
  • David Blight, Senior Legal Adviser, Thomas Cook Group PLC
  • Ami Naru, Associate Solicitor, Travlaw

A full list of speakers will be announced in due course.

Benefits of attending

  • Get a recap on all regulations that were introduced in 2018 and ensure your business is legally compliant 
  • Ensure you are providing the correct information to customers 
  • Gain insight into legal matters and what to do when they arise
  • Hear real-life case studies and network with industry peers
  • Ask your questions during a legal surgery session

Who should attend?

The event is ideal for anyone working in the travel industry including large, medium and small firms, including: 

  • Directors, CEOs and senior managers
  • Finance and commercial teams 
  • Sales and marketing teams
  • Operations, customer relations teams
  • Legal and compliance teams.

Event prices

ABTA Member/ABTA Partner* rate – £235 plus VAT 
Non-Member rate – £355 plus VAT 

Other information

Non-Members are welcome to attend. For information about becoming a Member click here.
View our booking terms and conditions here.

Make payment by debit or credit card. UK VAT will be applied. ABTA Members can also request an invoice.

*To qualify for the ABTA Member/Partner discount you must have a current ABTA Member/Partner number or your application must be in progress when the event takes place.

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Event partner

ABTA Partner+ Travlaw LLP are 100% committed to serving the travel and leisure industry – from tour operators and travel agents to airlines, hotel groups, event management companies and their insurers. We pride ourselves on being one of the top travel law firms in the UK. We are a large, experienced team of highly professional yet approachable lawyers who are tried and tested specialists in advising.


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