Careers in Travel: a zoom webinar for those working towards a career in travel and tourism

    22 April 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.  

Students from ABTA’s university and education partners, and those working for ABTA Member companies, can attend free-of-charge.

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 webinar will provide practical insights and ideas on how you can bolster your current customer journey in preparation for the travel restart.


About this webinar

This webinar, taking place over 90 minutes on Zoom, is for students who are studying travel, tourism and leisure, travel and tourism apprentices and those new to travel or in their early travel careers. 

Following ABTA’s first Careers in Travel event in November, this second webinar provided further insights and the latest updates on challenges, issues and opportunities facing the travel industry. 

Topics include a public affairs update, including Brexit, the latest update on the Government’s roadmap and Global Travel Taskforce; booking trends; recovery insights, and changes to travel recruitment and careers within the industry. 

Gain insight into the changing state of the market and learn how the pandemic has changed the way we work. Explore how this will impact employees in the future, including new roles in travel, filling skills gaps and creating more inclusive workplaces. Hear from ABTA speakers about their own career paths and the realities of working in travel. Get inspiration for your own career in travel!

There will be a chance to submit your questions in advance or ask them live during the webinar to any of our expert speakers.


  • An update on Brexit, including working in the EU and ABTA’s lobbying work
  • Update on the Government’s Global Travel Taskforce recommendations for the restart of international travel 
  • Current consumer booking data and trends
  • Career options and current skills gaps in the travel industry 
  • Changes to the way we work as a result of COVID-19
  • ABTA career paths


  • Moderator: Vicki Wolf, Education Manager, ABTA
  • Danny Waine, Head of Membership, ABTA
  • Emma Wade, Public Affairs Manager, ABTA
  • Barbara Kolosinska, Director, C&M Recruitment
  • Cressida Sergeant, Chief Commercial Officer, Traveltek


C&M Travel Recruitment is the UK’s largest specialist travel recruitment company and offers permanent, temporary and contract roles in a wide range of sectors including retail, cruise, tour operators, OTAs, leisure and business travel. Since forming in 1998, C&M has become the industry’s leading recruitment consultancy and has worked with many companies in the industry, ranging from small niche operators to some of the biggest names in travel. Its sister company, C&M Executive Recruitment, has also gained an award-winning reputation and established itself as one of the UK’s premier senior recruitment consultancies.


Traveltek is one of the world's leading travel technology providers. A pioneer in its field, the company has been delivering cutting-edge solutions to travel businesses for almost two decades. It operates worldwide with offices located in the United States, United Kingdom, India, and Australia - with the head office located in Glasgow (UK). The company mission is to connect the world through travel; by delivering unique technologies, extensive distribution capabilities, and sophisticated data insights. Traveltek's award-winning product suite includes; iSell – featuring dynamic packaging solutions including both cruise and tours itineraries; iBos – back-office systems offering CRM, booking reports and documentation; travel API - connects to hundreds of leading travel suppliers; and data insights. We are continually innovating and developing our products to ensure we deliver high-quality software and tools for travel companies to remain cutting edge within a highly competitive marketplace. 


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. Students attending from ABTA Partner organisations can attend free of charge. Students must register with their university email address where possible. Pre-registration is essential. 

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