Training day

Corporate Governance for Travel

    22 March 2023
  • Venue:
    ABTA Ltd, 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ
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Event details

ABTA’s new training day will cover the key principles and practices in corporate governance and risk management.

Relevant for all travel companies, particularly small and medium sized businesses, the day will draw on the principles contained in the UK Corporate Governance Code.

Speakers will provide guidance on the role of owners, directors and managers in delivering good governance; the regulatory landscape and key responsibilities for those managing the business.

About the event

Attend this training day specifically tailored to travel, to ensure your business achieves and maintains the highest standards of corporate governance.

Sessions will cover key areas of competition law that affect the travel industry, those parts of the Bribery Act that have particular relevance for travel companies and the processes that can be put in place to protect the business.

Practical sessions will guide delegates through implementing an effective risk management process across the whole business.  Experts will provide advice on identifying and managing the risks facing businesses and how to overcome challenges surrounding future regulatory and operational risks. 

Hear from ABTA, travel legal experts and industry representatives. 


  • Overview of UK Corporate Governance Codes
  • Business risk management: identifying and managing current risks facing your business
  • The current regulatory landscape
  • Business continuity planning and your incident response framework
  • Ensuring compliance with Competition law
  • Data protection update
  • Corporate responsibilities surrounding the Bribery Act
  • Communicating company culture


Moderator: Simon Bunce, Director of Legal Affairs, ABTA

Simon is a solicitor and ABTA’s Director of Legal Affairs and Company Secretary having joined ABTA as a Legal Adviser in 1996. Simon’s team is responsible for the provision of legal and regulatory guidance to Members; the advice and alternative dispute resolution services to customers of ABTA Members; and for the operation and enforcement of ABTA’s Code of Conduct. Simon chairs the Legal Committee of ECTAA, the European Travel Agent and Tour Operator Association and is co-author, with Professor David Grant and Stephen Mason, of Holiday Law - The Law Relating to Travel and Tourism 6th Ed.

  • Debbie Venn, Partner, DMH Stallard
  • Helen Mead, Partner, DMH Stallard
  • Abigail Maino, Partner, DMH Stallard
  • Malati Parekh, Solicitor, ABTA
  • Stuart Parker, Head of Operations and Delivery, ABTA

Additional speakers will be announced shortly.

Benefits of attending

  • Learn how your peers are dealing with the challenges of remaining operationally resilient in the face of extraordinary circumstances and emerging risks in the coming years
  • Understand and ensure you are compliant with the principles contained in the UK Corporate Governance Code
  • Get practical guidance on creating and managing a risk register
  • Develop your business continuity and incident response framework
  • Learn and explore the specifics surrounding the role of owners, directors and managers in delivering good governance

Who should attend?

This training day is designed for those with director level responsibilities including, board members, CEOs and directors from medium and small travel businesses.

Event prices

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

This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, all delegate materials, presentations and an attendee certificate. 

Make payment by credit or debit card. 

View our booking terms and conditions here.


  • Book three places and get 50% off the third place.
    (This discount will be automatically applied when you book online.)
  • If you are looking to book for a larger group please contact for a bespoke discount.

*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.

Non-Members are welcome to attend. For information about becoming a Member click here.

Event sponsorship

Event partner

DMH Stallard is an award-winning, independent law firm with offices across Sussex, Surrey and London that works in partnership with some of the most successful organisations in the country. We are able to provide multi-disciplinary legal teams with extensive technical knowledge to deliver high quality, tailored legal services to both companies and individuals. DMH Stallard has significant expertise in the travel sector, working with tour operators, travel agents, destination management companies and suppliers, advising on a wide range of commercial matters including package travel and ATOL regulations, booking conditions, agency agreements, supplier contracts and indemnities, as well as employment and corporate issues. We have particular experience in managing international and multi-jurisdictional transactions, with many of our clients operating worldwide. 

For information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Matt Turton on 07766 517 611 or email

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