Conference

Travel Law Seminar

    13 May 2025 - 14 May 2025
    9:30-16:30, with networking drinks on day one
  • Venue:
    Central London
  • Book online

Event details

The annual event for legal professionals in the travel industry, ABTA’s two-day Travel Law Seminar, returns to central London in May 2025. 

Hear from the leading experts in travel law, including ABTA, law firms and barristers, regulators and industry representatives as they examine the current legal considerations for travel businesses and look ahead to developments in 2025.

About the event

Early bird prices will expire on 28 March 2025. 

Moderated by Simon Bunce, Director of Legal Affairs at ABTA, and including keynote presentations, panel discussions and case studies, this event for legal professionals in the travel industry is not to be missed. 

Over two days you will get an in-depth regulatory update on the proposed changes to PTRs and ATOL reform and what this means for the future of financial protection, along with changes to employment law, consumer law and AI regulation.

Hear an update on travel claims and litigation including court processes and enforcement of judgements and don’t miss the annual case law update.

During the two days you will also have the opportunity to meet with speakers, fellow attendees and experts during the breaks and the networking drinks reception. 

Further information, including session details and speakers, will be announced in due course.

Use this two-day event to contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development.

Speakers

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 ABTA 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 is co-author, with Professor David Grant and Stephen Mason, of Holiday Law - The Law Relating to Travel and Tourism 6th Ed.

Speakers will include leading experts in travel law; including ABTA, law firms and barristers, regulators and industry representative.

Speakers at last year’s event included:

  • Craig Belsham, Assistant Director, Partnerships & International Consumer Team, Department for Business and Trade
  • Michael Budge, Head of ATOL, Civil Aviation Authority
  • Colman Candy, Director, Commercial Counsel, Royal Caribbean Group
  • Susan Deer, Director of Industry Relations, ABTA
  • Abigail Hunt, General Counsel, Belmond
  • Rachel Jordan, Director of Membership and Financial Protection, ABTA
  • Paul Nunn, Chief Operating Officer, Advantage Travel Partnership
  • Michael Paige, Group Commercial Director, TTC Travel Group
  • Adam Scarott, Director, Issuing & Acceptance, UK Finance
  • John Snyder, General Counsel, Carnival UK
  • Plus representatives from Data Driven Legal, Deka Chambers, DMH Stallard, Farrar’s Building, Fox Williams, Hextalls, Kennedys, Purdy Smith, Themis Advisory and Travlaw.

Benefits of attending

  • Receive trusted advice and guidance from industry leaders and legal experts 
  • Gain clarity and hear an update on regulatory issues
  • Take part in interactive discussion groups around industry issues 
  • Listen to industry perspectives on updates to the Package Travel and ATOL Regulations
  • Network with colleagues and learn how your peers are dealing with the current challenges
  • Stay up to date and gain insight into future legal and regulatory issues impacting the travel industry.

Who should attend?

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

  • Legal counsel and in-house legal teams
  • Risk, finance and commercial teams 
  • MDs and directors 
  • Law firms
  • Compliance and operations specialists
  • Those who have legal, governance or regulatory responsibilities as part of their role.

Event prices

ABTA Member/ABTA Partner rates*

Early bird two day rate – £429 plus VAT
Full two day rate – £479 plus VAT

Early bird one day rate – £309 plus VAT
One day rate – £359 plus VAT

Non-Member rates

Early bird two day rate – £659 plus VAT
Full two day rate – £709 plus VAT

Early bird one day rate – £449 plus VAT
One day rate – £499 plus VAT 
 

Early bird prices will expire on 28 March 2025. 


This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, networking drinks on day one, all delegate materials, presentations and an attendee certificate.

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

View our booking terms and conditions here.


Group bookings:
If you are interested in sending a group, please contact events@abta.co.uk for a bespoke cost.


*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.

CPD 
Attendance at this event can be used by practising solicitor’s to demonstrate continuing competence as defined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), further details here. For Barristers, attendance at this event can be used towards your CPD as defined by the Bar Standard Board, further details here. 

 

Sponsorship

For information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Sara Dolan on 07766 517 611 or email sdolan@abta.co.uk.

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Testimonials

"A great informative event and good interaction in the workshop attended. I have made some great connections today. Well done ABTA, a great day."
Tracy Cray
Fi911
"Well presented, informative and covering relevant topics."
Martin Murray
Alan Rogers Travel limited
"High quality speakers. Very effective coverage of many complex subjects in a short time. Impressed."
Andrew Hadley
Competition and Markets Authority