The Travel Law Seminar – London

Event details

ABTA’s annual two-day Travel Law Seminar returns in May 2020 in central London. Listen to the widest range of travel and legal professionals discuss the changing landscape of travel regulation.

About the event

As a travel business it’s essential that you stay on top of your legal responsibilities as failing to be compliant can be costly. Attend to hear an update on all areas of the law affecting the travel industry and leave with a full understanding of changes that you may need to implement in your organisation. 

The event will cover key topics including airline insolvency, employment contracts and the Package Travel and ATOL Regulations. Listen to discussion on timely topics such as the impact of Brexit on workers in the EU, the ICO’s updated guidance on cookies and similar technologies and whether the failure of an airline is always unavoidable and extraordinary. 

Hear perspectives from ABTA, Government, legal experts and travel companies and take this opportunity to ask them your burning questions. 

Event timings

Day one
09:30-10:00 – Registration
10:00-16:45 – Conference sessions plus networking lunch
16:45 – Networking drinks 

Day two
09:30-10:00 – Registration
10:00-16:30 – Conference sessions plus networking lunch


  • An update on your legal responsibilities as an employer 
  • Understanding the outcome of the Airline Insolvency Review 
  • The changes you may need to implement following the outcome of the Brexit negotiations 
  • Your responsibilities under the Package Travel and ATOL Regulations including an update on outstanding issues 
  • The ICO guidance on cookies and similar technologies 
  • Does airline failure constitute unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances? 
  • The impact of Brexit on workers in the EU


This two-day conference will be moderated by ABTA's Director of Legal Affairs, Simon Bunce. The speaker line up will be announced shortly and will include expert lawyers from ABTA Partner firms, industry case studies and regulatory experts.

Moderator: Simon Bunce, Director of Legal Affairs, ABTA

Simon is a solicitor and ABTA’s Director of Legal Affairs and Company Secretary having joined ABTA as a Legal Adviser in 1996. Simon’s team is responsible for the provision of legal and regulatory guidance to Members; the advice and alternative dispute resolution services to customers of ABTA Members; and for the operation and enforcement of ABTA’s Code of Conduct. Simon chairs the Legal Committee of ECTAA, the European Travel Agent and Tour Operator Association and is co-author, with Professor David Grant and Stephen Mason, of Holiday Law – The Law Relating to Travel and Tourism 6th Ed.

Benefits of attending

  • Receive trusted advice and guidance from industry leaders and legal experts 
  • Gain clarity on regulatory issues, ensure and measure your travel company’s compliance 
  • Listen to industry perspectives on working with the Package Travel and ATOL Regulations 
  • Understand the challenges of Brexit and the changes you may need to implement when the UK leaves the EU
  • Take part in discussion around industry issues with your peers in a friendly environment 

Who should attend?

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

  • Compliance and operations specialists
  • Legal counsel and solicitors
  • Those who have legal responsibilities as part of their role.

Event prices

ABTA Member/ABTA Partner* rates:
Full two-day rate – £395 plus VAT 
One-day rate – £275 plus VAT

Non-Member rates:
Full two-day rate – £599 plus VAT
One-day rate – £399 plus VAT 

This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, a drinks reception, all delegate materials, presentations and an attendance certificate.

You may attend one day and nominate a colleague to attend the other day. Please register your place for both days then email with the name and job title of your colleague, and which day they would like to attend.

Make payment by credit or debit card. ABTA Members and Partners can request an invoice.

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.

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

Group bookings:
If you are interested in sending a group, please contact for a bespoke cost.

Event sponsorship

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"A great event as usual great networking opportunities to sense check our interpretation among other similar minded colleagues."
Rich Simpson
The Midcounties Coop
"A great one stop shop for industry regulatory framework updates."
Anthony Moore
Fred Olsen Travel
"It is always the best update on travel law across the board for the industry. Definitely a must for the calendar. "
Jo Kolatsis
Themis Advisory