If you provide products or services to travel agents and tour operators, you can become an ABTA Partner, providing you do not meet the criteria of full ABTA membership. Our Partners span a wide range of business sectors and provide extensive support and services to our Members.
The ABTA Partner scheme is business-to-business and designed to strengthen the links between travel industry suppliers, ABTA and our Members. Though Partners are not bound by ABTA’s membership rules or Code of Conduct, you do need to adhere to the terms and conditions of the scheme.
The costs of becoming a Partner are:
ABTA Partner £1,545 plus VAT annual subscription*
ABTA Partner+ £2,210 plus VAT annual subscription*
*discount of £75 plus VAT for subscriptions paid by direct debit.
To become a Partner, please send us your signed application form, your direct debit instruction and/or a cheque (payable to ABTA Ltd) for your annual subscription.
Terms and conditions for becoming an ABTA Partner:
A Partner shall have as its primary business the provision of products, services or information sold or used by ABTA Members. A Partner shall not be an association of businesses nor shall it be eligible if the business qualifies for full ABTA Membership, unless otherwise approved by the Association’s Board of Directors. Your company must also have been trading for a minimum of one year before we can consider your application, unless otherwise approved by ABTA’s Board of Directors.
A Partner shall be a business which, in the opinion of the Association’s Board of Directors, operates to a standard, which shows professionalism and quality that benefits the membership of the Association. A company wishing to apply to become a Partner must have been trading for a minimum of one year before its application can be considered, unless otherwise approved by the Board of Directors.
Partners are expected to enhance relations with Members of the Association and increase the perception and professionalism of the travel industry as a whole.
Partners must not bring the Association into disrepute or take action that would denigrate Members of the Association. Partners must not misrepresent their affiliation with the Association nor make use of any Association logo, or the initials ABTA, other than the Partner logo. The Partner logo itself may not be used on any publication or publicity material that includes reference to any retail or principal activity which could satisfy normal ABTA membership criteria. All use of the Partner logo must be approved by the Association before publication.
The Association’s Board of Directors will have sole discretion in deciding to accept a business as a Partner. The decision of the Board of Directors is final, and no further correspondence will be entered into.
The Association’s Board of Directors will have sole discretion in deciding to terminate the participation of any company in the scheme. The decision of the Board of Directors is final, and no further correspondence will be entered into. On the termination of participation in the scheme for any reason whatsoever, the former Partner shall not be entitled to recover any part of the subscription paid for the current year. The former Partner shall immediately cease to display the logo in any form whatsoever and shall not make any further reference to the Association. Resignations are required in writing and the Partner will remain active until the end of the subscription period.
An annual subscription will be payable as determined from time to time by the Board of Directors. Partner status will cease if the subscription is not paid by the due date.
A direct debit form for future subscription renewal should be completed and returned with the application form, together with payment for that year’s subscription.
Any change to these terms and conditions shall be at the discretion of the Board of Directors, and shall be advised to Partners from time to time.
Appointment as a Partner does not create any form of legal relationship between the Association and the Partner other than the rights and obligations set out above. The status is particular to the entity and is not transferable.
Since becoming an ABTA Partner, I can honestly say our business has doubled as customers begin to appreciate the benefits of leaving the red tape to the experts.