08 Nov

ABTA announces two new appointments to its Board of Directors

ABTA announces today two new recent appointments to its Board of Directors who both joined the Board with effect from 1 November 2018.


They are Richard Sofer, Commercial and Business Development Director, TUI Group and John Bevan, Chief Executive Officer – dnata Travel Europe.

Mark Tanzer ABTA Chief Executive commenting on the appointments said: “I am delighted to welcome Richard and John onto the ABTA Board of Directors. They both bring a wealth of experience in the travel industry. Their expertise and guidance will be invaluable in helping us to safeguard and promote the interests of our Members and their customers.”


For further information, contact:

Sean Tipton 020 3117 0513 or press@abta.co.uk

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Notes to editors

ABTA has been a trusted travel brand for over 65 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 currently has around 1,200 Members, with a combined annual UK turnover of £38 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.