11 new Members and eight new Partners
From January to March 2017, ABTA welcomed 11 new Members, with eight trading as Principals, one trading as a dual Member, and two retail Members. Additionally, eight new Partners joined the Association.
The new Members include special interest, luxury and concert tour companies. The new Partners include tourism boards, legal and technology specialists and ground services organisations.
During the last 12 months, 25 new companies have become ABTA Partners, expanding the range of services and expertise available to ABTA Members through the Partner scheme.
The following companies became ABTA Members between 1 January and 31 March 2017:
The following companies became ABTA Partners between 1 January and 31 March 2017:
Mark Tanzer, ABTA Chief Executive said: “I am delighted to welcome these new Members and Partners to ABTA and look forward to working with them. I would urge our new Members and Partners to take advantage of all the great benefits and resources ABTA Membership offers them including our 24-hour operational bulletins, legal support and guidance notes.”
By becoming ABTA Partner+ members, West Coast Trains Ltd, trading as Virgin Trains aims to become more accessible to ABTA Members, working with and supporting the Member community.
Head of Sales for Virgin Trains, Mandy Robinson said: “Virgin Trains is fully committed to working closely with travel management companies, travel agencies and the wider travel industry as we understand the value our third party partners deliver to us as a supplier and to our mutual customers they serve. This is a great opportunity for us to understand how we can support ABTA Members to grow rail in their travel portfolio and we look forward to meeting and working with them.”