Brexit and the Future of UK Travel

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What does the travel industry need from a future relationship between the EU and the UK? What is the growth potential for outbound travel?

About the event

As Brexit talks near conclusion, and the UK and EU prepare to turn their attention to negotiations on a future trading relationship, ABTA’s briefing will provide an update on the health of the industry today, and explore the policy priorities that will ensure the success of the UK travel industry into the future. 

  • Where are we now with the political process for Brexit? What are the possible scenarios and what will they mean for your travel business? 
  • How can the right policy and tax framework from Government help to boost customer confidence and ensure growth in outbound travel?  

Join senior colleagues from across the travel, aviation, transport and domestic tourism industries to hear about the future challenges and opportunities for travel. Take away insights on trends in overseas travel and ABTA’s latest report on the value of outbound travel to the UK economy.


Speakers include:

Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive, ABTA
Luke Petherbridge,
Head of Public Affairs, ABTA
Matt Gatenby,
Senior Partner, Travlaw

We will provide a full list of speakers in early 2019. You will hear from ABTA, Travlaw, UK politicians and industry leaders from across the travel, aviation, transport and domestic tourism sectors.

Benefits of attending

  • Hear insights from a senior politician, ABTA and representatives from travel and aviation 
  • Consider the potential scenarios for Britain exiting the EU and understand the impacts on your travel business 
  • Raise awareness of the priorities for travel businesses in a future relationship with the EU
  • Understand the latest economic forecasts for travel and receive a copy of ABTA’s 2019 report, Driving Growth: The Economic Value of Outbound Travel (research carried out by Centre for economic and business research Cebr).

Event prices

ABTA Members and Partners are invited to attend the event free of charge*. Places are strictly limited and pre-registration is required.

Non-Members are welcome. There is a non-Member attendance fee of £150 plus VAT

*To qualify for a complimentary ABTA Member/Partner rate 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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*Places are complimentary for ABTA Members and Partners but we ask that you give at least 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel your place. Please email events@abta.co.uk. Those who fail to attend on the night may not be eligible for complimentary places at future ABTA Conferences and Events. 

Event sponsorship


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.


For details on how to promote your company via headline sponsorship, branding and exhibition, contact Matt Turton on 020 3693 0194 or mturton@abta.co.uk 

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