Returning to the Travel Workplace

    27 May 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

The webinar will provide helpful guidance for travel companies, looking at the steps you can take to help ensure a safe return to the workplace. 

Hear about the recently released Government guidance on working safely during Covid-19 and understand the practical applications. Get the latest update from legal firm, Travlaw, on ending furlough and your duty of care as an employer.

Learn how to conduct a risk assessment and adapt your office space with social distancing and Covid-19 health and safety guidance in mind. Discuss the practicalities of returning to the workplace for staff, including PPE, working hours and rotas, and how to build confidence and ease concerns during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Take away practical information to enable you to consider what is right for your business. Submit your questions ahead of, or during, the webinar.


  • Government guidance on working safely during Covid-19 
  • Adapting your office space to social distancing and Covid-19 health and safety guidance
  • How to conduct a Covid-19 risk assessment 
  • Legal considerations for exiting lockdown: ending furlough; employer duty of care; dealing with shielding staff; holidays; bereavements; disabilities and childcare 
  • Tips for building confidence amongst workforces 
  • Practical considerations such as PPE, staged returns, staff rotas and new working times and schedules


Speakers include:

  • Moderator: Matt Gatenby, Senior Partner, Travlaw
  • Ami Naru, Partner, Head of Employment, Travlaw
  • Ashley Seed, Director of Corporate Services, CMAC
  • Ian Greaves, Managing Director, IGI 



CMAC Group is the UK’s leading provider of managed planned and emergency ground transport and accommodation solutions, offering clients the peace of mind of a 24/7 x365 nationwide service. We work with major corporate clients, rail companies, holiday companies, airlines and private clients. Last year we moved over 1.5 million passengers. Our mission is to simplify the management of ground transport and accommodation by offering a single-source, highly effective solution and unparalleled customer service. We have 3 dedicated operations teams across the UK, as well as operation centers in Athens and Barcelona allowing us to offer solutions across France, Spain, Morocco, Portugal, Greece and Italy. We are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, coordinating suppliers to provide customers with the best possible experience. We build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with our suppliers, develop and reward our employees and continually invest in and develop technology to deliver our service.

Ian began his career as an Environmental Health Officer in Sheffield in 1985, and went onto work as an enforcement officer in London. He formed IGI Ltd 24 years ago and has worked extensively in the travel and tourism sector ever since. The work of IGI covers all international boundaries as they are one of the main consultants to the British travel industry, through their links to ABTA and FTO (Federation of Tour Operators). Ian has personally helped in the formation of guidance documents and codes of practice in relation to safety in tourism and is actively involved improving health and safety primarily through training and conducting seminars to governments, trade bodies and suppliers around the globe.


ABTA Partner+ Travlaw LLP are 100% committed to serving the travel and leisure industry – from tour operators and travel agents to airlines, hotel groups, event management companies and their insurers. We pride ourselves on being one of the top travel law firms in the UK. We are a large, experienced team of highly professional yet approachable lawyers who are tried and tested specialists in advising.


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Non-Members - £99 plus VAT.

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