ABTA is a non-party political organisation which represents the interests of its Members to government and key opinion formers. In the UK these include ministers, MPs, members of the opposition parties, select committees and senior civil servants.

In Europe we have close ties with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), the European Commission, and staff within the Commission’s Directorates-General (departments).

As well as working to make sure that governments are sensitive to the needs of the travel industry, we work with other leading travel industry organisations and maintain strong links with representatives of the main travel destinations and with other travel principals and suppliers. Many of these belong to our Partner scheme.

ABTA’s policies and views are actively promoted to international, national, regional and trade media.

If you’re an ABTA Member and there are any issues you’d like us to lobby on, please email publicaffairs@abta.co.uk.