Mergers and Acquisitions in the Travel Industry – London

Event details

After the successful launch of ABTA’s Mergers and Acquisitions in the Travel Industry seminar in 2018, the event returns in May 2019. The seminar will explore merger and acquisition (M&A) activity within the travel industry. Attend this event to get a better understanding of the current M&A climate and the key issues that we expect to drive M&A activity this year. Hear practical advice on how to go through a sale and question legal, financial and industry experts. 

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About the event

Get an understanding of the steps you need to take to prepare for a sale and the key considerations you need to think about in preparation for consolidation. You will also leave with a clear understanding of what to expect from the transaction process. 

This seminar will provide you with a wealth of knowledge around your legal obligations and will inform you about the practical challenges associated with M&A. A travel industry representative who has been through a merger or acquisition with share their learnings with attendees.


  • The current M&A climate and travel industry trends
  • What is private equity and what do investors look for?
  • Preparing for a sale and vendor due diligence 
  • The legal considerations around M&A
  • The transaction process and what to expect 
  • Post-deal considerations 

Benefits of attending

  • Hear an update on recent M&A activity within the travel industry 
  • Gain an understanding of the current M&A climate 
  • Discover what makes a business attractive and what investors look for  
  • Understand the key due diligence activities in a merger and acquisition transaction 
  • Listen to an industry case study from someone who has consolidated their organisation 

Who should attend?

The event is ideal for large and small companies within the travel industry, including the following:

  • CEOs, managing directors and owners
  • Finance directors and managers
  • Finance and commercial teams. 

Event prices

ABTA Member/ABTA Partner* rate – £229 plus VAT 
Non-Member rate – £349 plus VAT 

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

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​*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.

Event sponsorship

Host partner

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 13 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


WHA are the UK’s leading firm of Travel Accountants with unparalleled experience in providing accountancy, taxation, licensing and regulatory advice to travel and leisure companies of all sizes. We have expertise in all areas of corporate tax, including Research and Development, TOMS VAT and other specialist tax reliefs such as SEIS/EIS and EMI. Chris Photi, Head of Travel and Leisure at WHA and his team have also acted as Corporate Finance Advisors to a number of high profile Mergers and Acquisitions in the travel sector.


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Hear from finance and travel industry experts including RSM, Travel Trade Consultancy, White Hart Associates and more. 

A full list of speakers will be announced shortly.

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