17 Mar

ABTA launches recession toolkit

ABTA has launched an online toolkit to signpost Members to useful information during the recession.  The recession toolkit includes useful tips on cost effective marketing, risk management, ways of saving money and much more.

Casia Zajac, Head of Communications said:  “With a global economic downturn reaching all sectors and countries,   businesses are struggling with factors outside their control. So, it makes sense to look at aspects of the business you can control such as business planning, marketing, overheads and staff motivation.

ABTA Members already have access to essential information and guidance notes to support them and the toolkit is another enhancement to the services we provide to our Members.” 

Other important benefits that help Members run successful and profitable businesses are offered by ABTA. These include:

  • Unrivalled public recognition*
  • High Media profile with hundreds of TV and radio interviews each year and over 1000 media enquiries and ABTA quotes
  • Access to financial protection either through ABTA bonding or ABTA Protection Plan
  • The ABTA Code of Conduct and arbitration scheme in the industry ensures high levels of customer satisfaction and good business practice
  • Free legal advice and help – saving Members money every year
  • Business support team and on line manual
  • VAT, insurance, employment and crisis support helplines
  • Preferential Merchant Service Rates
  • ABTA website to drive business to Members and provide legal and business guidance
  • Operational support in crises and text alert services
  • Health and safety best practice guidance and expertise
  • Leadership and guidance on sustainable tourism
  • Strong lobbying voice in Westminster and also Brussels through our membership of ECTAA.
  • Consumer advertising and PR Campaigns
  • Free cash flow (trust accounts and some consortia limit cashflow)
  • ABTA Travel Industry Partner (TIP) scheme provides professional services at discounted rates
  • Seminars & Convention
  • Accredited Travel Professional (ATP) Scheme
  • Insurance products including supplier failure insurance cover

*Mori Survey 2008