05 Aug

ABTA announces new speaker and special guest appearance for The Travel Convention

Special guest performer will be revealed today on Twitter

ABTA has today announced another main stage speaker for the 2014 Travel Convention which will take place on 21-23 September in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. Her Grace, Duchess of Northumberland will be talking about her collaboration with Headline Sponsor Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines on an exclusive cruise themed around secrecy and suspense.

The Duchess of Northumberland is the visionary behind Alnwick Castle and its Garden, the largest visitor attraction in the North East which has found fame as the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the world wide hit Harry Potter films.

At 3pm today, ABTA will also reveal the identity of a special performer flown in especially by Avis for the 2014 Travel Convention who will appear at the Convention Bar on Monday 22 September, where delegates will be treated to an intimate performance of classic 80s sounds. The name of the American R&B singer will be revealed on Twitter by @ABTAtravel with clues being released throughout the day using the #abta14.

Mark Tanzer, ABTA Chief Executive said: “We are delighted that Her Grace, Duchess of Northumberland is joining our impressive line-up of speakers and  delegates can look forward to hearing about her work with The Alnwick Garden and Fred.Olsen. As well as excellent daytime sessions, The Travel Convention is a great opportunity for delegates to network and enjoy themselves and I’m sure delegates at the Convention Bar will enjoy the special guest performer.”