Financial Resilience for Travel Businesses

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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.
Non Members can purchase the recording for £99 plus VAT. Click here to purchase.

ABTA’s weekly webinars are delivered in collaboration with trusted ABTA Partners and will offer business support and advice to travel businesses during this crucial time.

About this webinar

The Financial Resilience for Travel Businesses webinar will look at the steps that travel businesses can take to manage the financial challenges posed by the Coronavirus crisis.

Join this 90-minute webinar to get the latest practical advice on government programmes, and understand the support that is available and how to access funding. Determine whether the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is right for your business and get tips on how to work best with lenders. Learn how to defer VAT payments, get a guide to furloughing and hear what other relief is available to you. Consider the business protection measures and strategies that will work best for your travel company going forward. 

Submit your specific questions ahead of, or during the webinar, to be answered in dedicated Q&A sessions.


  • Assessing your cash flow and what protection strategies are right for your business
  • A practical guide to Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and working with your lenders 
  • Deferring VAT payments and business rate reliefs 
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme


This webinar will be moderated by ABTA.


Jonathan Wall, Managing Director, Elman Wall Travel Accountants

Carolyn Brown, Employment Legal Partner, RSM

Damian Webb, Partner - Restructuring, RSM 

Adam Pennyfather, Director, The Travel Trade Consultancy



Elman Wall is the UK’s leading independent firm of travel accountants with a clear mission to exceed expectations by delivering a truly ‘irresistible’ service to entrepreneurial travel businesses, their owners and shareholders. From niche tour operators to leisure and business travel agents and accommodation only specialists, over 200 travel businesses have selected Elman Wall as their accountancy partner and all benefit from up to date industry expertise, a tailor made approach, proactive advice, ‘open door’ policy and dedication to delivering tangible benefits to our clients. With travel, there is more to know and, crucially, more to get right…or wrong. This is why we have made it our business to understand the travel industry with one thing in mind…so we can add real value to an organisation. Our in-house specialist travel business advisory arm, Summit Advisory, is dedicated to supporting travel business owners grow, sell or acquire other travel businesses. Expertise matters. Numbers count. But our ethos is to go far beyond the numbers.

RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders, globally. Its roots are firmly embedded in the consumer sector and that’s why your business will always be central to what we do. With a 3,800 strong UK team and access to more than 43,000 people across the RSM global network, you can draw on the knowledge and experience of our sector specialists. We invest in our people and in their understanding of the travel and tourism sector in the UK so we are in the best position to help you drive and build a successful business. Our dedicated team can support travel businesses in navigating the operational and financial challenges and opportunities as and when they arise. No matter where in the world you operate, or plan to in the future, our team, active in over 120 countries, will be ready to share their insights and industry knowledge to help you move forward with confidence. 

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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Non-Members - £99 plus VAT.

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