03 Nov

ABTA announces dates of Autumn Regional Business Meetings

ABTA will be holding the last round of Regional Business Meetings for this year which will take place on Zoom. The meetings start from 9 November and run through to 22 November and ABTA Members are encouraged to register and book their place. 

During the meetings ABTA will provide an update on COVID, ATOL consultation and ABTA’s position on sustainability, particularly in light of the important COP26 summit currently taking place in Glasgow. 

Sustainability will also be the theme of a panel discussion and whether Members are seeing an increase in interest from customers for sustainable travel arrangements. 

Other matters to be discussed will be the Package Travel Regulations, bonding renewals, and ABTA’s Travel with Confidence campaign.

Danny Waine, ABTA’s Head of Membership, said:

“As travel opens up with restrictions lifting in many of our most popular overseas destinations, we will have a great deal to talk about in the Regional Business meetings. Sustainability is increasingly taking centre stage and we will set out what the industry is doing to limit our impact on the planet and how ABTA can support Members to develop a sustainability approach which is right for their business. 

“These informal, free-to-attend events help Members to keep on top of the latest industry developments, policy updates and industry trends. Members will hear from ABTA’s team of experts who will also be on hand to field any questions or queries that Members may have.”

ABTA Members must book to reserve their free place, by registering at: www.abta.com/regionalbusinessmeetings

The dates for the meetings are as follows: 

  • November 9      East/Greater London/South
  • November 11    Midlands/North East/Yorkshire & North Midlands
  • November 15    North West/South Wales/South West
  • November 18    Scotland
  • November 22    Northern Ireland

All regional meetings start at 6pm to allow Members to focus on running their business during normal working hours.

About ABTA
ABTA has been a trusted travel brand for 70 years. Our purpose is to help our Members to grow their businesses successfully and sustainably, and to help their customers travel with confidence. 

The ABTA brand stands for support, protection and expertise. This means consumers have confidence in ABTA and a strong trust in ABTA Members. These qualities are core to us as they ensure that holidaymakers remain confident in the holiday products that they buy from our Members. 

We help our Members and their customers navigate through today's changing travel landscape by raising standards in the industry; offering schemes of financial protection; providing an independent complaints resolution service should something go wrong; giving guidance on issues from sustainability to health and safety and by presenting a united voice to government to ensure the industry and the public get a fair deal.

ABTA has more than 4,300 travel brands in Membership, providing a wide range of leisure and business travel services, with a combined annual UK turnover of £39 billion. For more details about what we do, what being an ABTA Member means and how we help the British public travel with confidence visit www.abta.com.