08 Apr

ABTA announces plans for 2021 and 2022 Travel Conventions

ABTA has announced its plans for its 2021 Travel Convention, and confirmed that Marrakech will host the 2022 Travel Convention.
Recognising that the travel and tourism sector will be continuing to deal with the impact of coronavirus, this year’s Convention will repeat the successful online format of the 2020 Convention, taking place in the week beginning October 11th 2021.
The 2022 Travel Convention will take place in Morocco next Spring, allowing the travel industry to experience the wonders of Marrakech, at a time when the recovery of the sector from the pandemic should be more advanced.
ABTA Chief Executive, Mark Tanzer, said: “The pandemic, and its impact on travel, have both continued for longer than most people originally thought.  We are eager to return to our usual Convention format overseas, but we have to recognise the economic environment the industry continues to work in.  Making the decision now allows delegates and sponsors to plan accordingly.

“Feedback on last year’s extended reality Convention was overwhelmingly positive, and I am confident that this year’s event will be equally engaging and stimulating. At the same time, we look forward to the industry being able to gather in the beautiful and vibrant city of Marrakech in Spring 2022, hosted by our friends, the Moroccan National Tourist Office.”

Further details of both events will be revealed in due course.

Notes to editors
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.