Preparing for September ABTA and ATOL Renewals

    12 August 2020
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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 offer business support and advice to travel businesses during this crucial time.

About this webinar

With the deadline to renew by the end of September, hear how the Coronavirus crisis has impacted the next renewal cycle and get guidance on what you need to know around changes to documentation processes and assessment criteria, including ATOL licence renewal assessment criteria.

Learn what the impact of reduced balance sheets will be on membership and licence requirements and understand the changes you may need to make to your financial security arrangements, including bond issuance.

Submit your specific questions to be answered anonymously during two dedicated business surgeries by ABTA and The Travel Trade Consultancy (TTC). 


  • The impact of Covid-19 on the travel industry and forecast recovery models 
  • ABTA subscription and Membership renewal requirements
  • ATOL licence renewal assessment criteria 
  • Financial security arrangements and bonding 
  • Two dedicated business surgeries on ABTA and ATOL renewals


  • Moderator: John de Vial, Director of Membership and Financial Services, ABTA
  • Martin Alcock, Director, The Travel Trade Consultancy (TTC)
  • Simon Brodie, Director, The Travel Trade Consultancy (TTC)
  • Tony Gilpin, Managing Director, Towergate Travel


Towergate Travel are a specialist Insurance broker in the travel sector. We work with clients large and small to ensure they meet their legal requirements as set out in the new July 2018 Package Travel Directive. Specific areas of expertise include Financial Failure Insurance (TRIP), Travel Bonding ABTA, IATA, ATOL & BCH, Tour Operators Liability & Car Hire Collision damage waiver excess products. Our TRIP Financial Failure Product is one of very few that is fully approved / recognised by ABTA and merchant acquirers. Our friendly / consultative approach allows us to work with you to find the option that is right for you. www.towergateinsurance.co.uk/travel-insurance


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. www.traveltradeconsultancy.co.uk


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ABTA Members and Partners* - Free of charge.

Non-Members - £99 plus VAT.

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