02 Mar

ABTA announces Spring Regional Business Meetings hot topics

ABTA – The Travel Association has announced its Spring 2020 programme of Regional Business Meetings. The hot topics include Coronavirus, sustainable tourism - animal welfare and climate change, Brexit and an update on legal issues affecting the industry. The Spring meetings will take place in 11 locations across the country between March and May and are free for ABTA Members and Partners to attend. This is an opportunity for stakeholders to voice their concerns, ask questions and discuss the latest developments.

The travel association is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and the Regional Business Meetings will mark this milestone with a glass of champagne and commemorative certificates given to Members who have been at the association the longest. Some examples are Pall Mall Travel, Althams Travel Service and DER Touristik, who have been ABTA Members since 1950. 

ABTA will also provide an update on media campaigns such as Travel With Confidence, which aims to support the industry’s busiest sales period. Members will find out more about membership exclusive benefits, including ABTA’s Single Payment Scheme, an efficient and cost-effective service that is the travel industry’s first and largest direct debit system.

There will be an opportunity to network with other industry stakeholders to share business learnings, as well as a chance to meet and engage with ABTA and its senior management team.

Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of ABTA said:

“The Regional Business Meetings are an important opportunity to discuss hot topics affecting the industry right now, but there is so much more to these events. It is a chance to ask questions to our industry specialists, give feedback and get the latest insights. Because these meetings take place all over the country, we get to discuss what is going on locally. For us at ABTA, this year’s Spring meetings are also a chance to personally thank and raise a glass to our Members for all we have achieved together in the last 70 years.”

The Regional Business Meetings are held twice a year (Spring and Autumn). 

ABTA Members must book to reserve their free place, by visiting abta.com/regionalbusinessmeetings

For further information, contact:
Natasha Sá Osório, 0203 117 5531 or press@abta.co.uk

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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.