International Health and Safety Conference

    27 March 2019
  • Venue:
    The venue will be confirmed at least 2-3 weeks in advance of the event.
  • Location:
    Central London
  • Book online

Event details

Driving change and improvement in tourism accommodation

ABTA’s second annual International Health and Safety Conference brings together tour operators, hotels, accommodation providers and transport and excursion suppliers to discuss how to improve health and safety standards in the tourism sector.  

For travellers, health and safety is a top priority and views are changing. The travel and tourism industry must work collaboratively to drive change and improvement in tourism accommodation and the wider supply chain. 

Attend this annual conference to get guidance on how to meet your obligations as a provider and tackle new threats. Network with ABTA Members, hoteliers and accommodation providers from across the world. 

Registration is now open. Please note further details about the event including speakers and an agenda will be launched soon.


  • Approaches to risk management 
  • The importance of driving change and improvement and how the industry can do this collaboratively
  • Understanding your legal responsibilities including your liabilities under the Package Travel Regulations 2018
  • Managing your reputation during and after an incident
  • Identifying and tackling health and safety risks in your accommodation portfolio


  • Moderated by: Nikki White, Director of Destinations and Sustainability, ABTA 
  • Angela Hills, Senior Destinations Manager, Health, Safety, Crisis and Operations, ABTA
  • Claire Mulligan, Partner, Kennedys
  • Dr Esteban Delgado, Chairman and Technical Director, Preverisk
  • Terry Auld, Consultant, Preverisk 
  • Vanessa Field, Deputy Director, National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)

Additional speakers will be announced in due course.

Benefits of attending

  • Get an update on the emerging key global health and safety issues and trends 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of what is required by your travel company 
  • Learn how to respond to new and existing health and safety challenges
  • Participate in specific breakout sessions and choose which topics are most relevant to your organisation 
  • Benchmark your organisation against others in the industry - ensure you are doing enough to keep your customers safe 
  • Network with ABTA Members, tour operators, international hoteliers, suppliers and other industry colleagues.

Who should attend?

This event is ideal for international tour operators, hoteliers and accommodation providers, destination management companies, tourist boards and tourism development agencies from the UK and destinations around the world. 

Event prices

  • ABTA Member/ABTA Partner/ABTA Supplier rate –  £229 plus VAT 

If you work for an ABTA Member or Partner or have an application in progress, you will benefit from the discounted Member rate. 

Suppliers such as hotels, accommodation providers and DMCs who work with ABTA Members also receive the reduced Member rate. When you register, please give the name of the ABTA Member that you work with. 

  • Non-Member rate –  £349 plus VAT

Group booking discounts
Book three places and get 50% off the third place. This discount will be automatically applied when you book online. 

View our booking terms and conditions here.

Please note discounts cannot be combined.

Event sponsorship

Headline sponsor

Preverisk provides a wide variety of consultancy services to the travel and tourism sector. 
We are experts in the provision of Health & Safety services to tour operators, OTAs, bed banks and DMCs, and carry out 25,000 Health & Safety Questionnaires (HSQs) each year worldwide. Our innovative audit and analytics technology, App4Check, supports us and is one of the leading tools of its type in the world (
Our strong background in public health and tourism has allowed us to further specialise in Safety Management Systems, physical audits and training programmes. We carry out 7,000 physical audits and train over 35,000 staff members each year.

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