Selling Holidays under the 2018 Package Travel Regulations – Manchester

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Event details

As we move towards the peak holiday season, attend this practical event to find out what you need to do to sell holidays in compliance with the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018.

About the event

With presentations from ABTA and other industry experts, there will be a focus on the recent ATOL changes and practical advice on how to ensure you are providing the correct information to customers following the new financial protection arrangements.

Learn how to get your contracts and paperwork right and report accurately to the CAA and ABTA. Gain clarity on how to handle booking changes, both pre-departure and in-resort. There will be discussion around future changes to the regulations and the likely impact of Brexit. With a focus on practical learnings, the event will provide a forum to ask questions and discuss common challenges with peers.

There is a range of support and guidance available on the Member Zone, and PTR will be a hot topic at ABTA’s Regional Business Meetings, which are free-to-attend for Members. This one-day training conference is for those who require additional practical guidance.


  • An update on the changes to ATOL rules 
  • Meeting the new information requirements – online, phone, in-store, PRMs 
  • Packages and LTAs – understanding definitions and ensuring your employees know what they are selling 
  • Getting websites and advertising right
  • Issuing the correct paperwork 
  • Dealing with booking changes, pre and post-departure 
  • Understanding organiser’s obligations and ABTA’s Code of Conduct
  • Reporting requirements – ATOL and ABTA returns
  • An update on Brexit, PTRs for business travel, international sales and place of establishment


  • Moderator: Simon Bunce, Director of Legal Affairs, ABTA
  • Farina Azam, Partner and Head of Commercial, Travlaw
  • Joe Kochanski, Finance Projects & Regulatory Manager, Gold Medal Travel Group
  • Hilary Kett, Senior Legal Counsel, TUI UK & Ireland and TUI Aviation
  • Ben White, Lead Compliance Officer, CAA 
  • Linda Bell, Lead Compliance Officer, CAA
  • John de Vial, Director of Financial Protection and Financial Services, ABTA
  • Paula Macfarlane, Senior Solicitor, ABTA
  • Stephen Mason, Senior Legal Counsel, Travlaw 
  • Matt Gatenby, Senior Partner, Travlaw
  • Martin Alcock, Director, The Travel Trade Consultancy
  • Mark Smith, Head of Business Development, Simplexity Travel
  • Jesse Braid, Legal Counsel, Flight Centre Travel Group

Benefits of attending

  • Understand the latest changes to ATOL
  • Gain clarity on the new Package Travel Regulations 2018, understand the scope and exemptions
  • Hear practical guidance from ABTA, regulatory bodies, legal partners and other travel companies
  • Bring your questions to be answered by our experts
  • Ensure your employees understand what they are selling and benchmark your compliance
  • Hear from your peers about how they are managing compliance and the impact the PTRs have had on their business

Who should attend?

The event is ideal for anyone working in the travel industry from large and small firms, including: 

  • Directors, CEOs and senior managers
  • Finance and commercial teams 
  • Sales and marketing teams
  • Operations, customer relations teams
  • Legal and compliance teams.

Event prices

ABTA Member/ABTA Partner* rate – £229 plus VAT (please contact us for special rates for independent travel agents)
Non-Member rate – £349 plus VAT 


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

If you are looking to book for a larger group please contact for a bespoke discount.

Other information
Non-Members are welcome to attend. For information about becoming a Member click here.
View our booking terms and conditions here.
*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

Event partner

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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