20 May

ABTA introduces specialist material to new coronavirus support hub for Members

ABTA – The Travel Association has introduced free-of-charge material, on-demand webinars and specialist expertise from ABTA Partners to its Coronavirus: support from ABTA Partners hub (abta.com/partnersupport).

Launched in April 2020, the hub connects Members with Partners who can offer expertise to help them deal with the immediate financial impact of the coronavirus crisis and provide business continuity advice and guidance on how to get ready for the recovery of the travel industry.

Recently uploaded material includes:

  • On demand webinar ‘Cyber security and remote working: Protecting your business’ with Grant Thornton, Fladgate LLP and Babble
  • Free customer booking support line from Miles Fanning Legal
  • 24-hour support debt-recovery helpline from Grant Thornton
  • Looking forward - advice on working safely from Travlaw
  • Free corporate and restructuring helpline from RSM
  • Free and unrestricted use of remote working customer engagement tools for six months from Freshworks
  • On demand webinar ‘Supply chain and contract risk management’ with Kemp Little and ABTA’s Simon Bunce.

Alice Catterall, ABTA’s Head of Events and Partnerships, says, “It is important for us to provide this additional support to Members and we would like to thank our Partners for providing informative and practical advice for travel companies, which is offered to ABTA Members free-of-charge. This hub is an informative and trusted source of information, where Members will find a wealth of specialist business support and guidance from ABTA Partners during the coronavirus crisis.”

The hub can be accessed through the ‘Partner services’ tab in the ABTA website Member Zone and it also contains information on helplines, on-demand webinars and offers from Partners. The topics cover a variety of areas, such as business support and resilience, financial protection, insurance, legal support, contract management, employment and HR, workplace wellbeing, marketing and communications, technology and supply chain management. 

ABTA has around 185 Partners with a wide range of skills and knowledge in the travel industry.

The Association also runs weekly business resilience webinars with trusted Partners. Upcoming events include ‘A guide to returning to the workplace’ on 27 May and ‘Finding opportunities for business development during the coronavirus crisis’, also on 27 May. These webinars are free for Members while non-Members pay an attendance fee. To find out more and register visit: abta.com/events.

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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.