06 Aug

ABTA launches virtual Regional Business Meetings programme

This autumn, ABTA is engaging with Members virtually through its Regional Business Meetings programme to share information and help businesses get through this ongoing crisis. Starting on 15th September and running through to 29th October, there will be 11 sessions hosted by ABTA’s experts that will explore the current industry picture, including Government measures and advice.

The Regional Business Meetings will also cover hot topics such as refunds, Government support schemes, chargebacks and Brexit. A new forum will also take place that will consist of a panel discussion that looks at how we can work together as an industry to restore consumer confidence in travel. 

Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of ABTA – The Travel Association, said: “Members who have been to previous sessions know that ABTA’s Regional Business Meetings are a valuable source of information and this particular programme is designed to best help Members through this troubled time.

“This autumn there will be much to discuss as we dissect the significant issues of the past few months and look forward to rebuilding confidence in travel and the new operating environment after the transition period for Brexit ends.

“The virtual nature of the programme this time should make the Meetings even more accessible and I encourage as many Members as possible to sign up to the free events.”

Places can be reserved by Members at abta.com/regionalbusinessmeetings. Held twice a year (autumn and spring), the dates for the Autumn meetings are as follows:

South     Sept 15
Midlands     Sept 17
South West Sept 21
North West  Sept 22
North East Sept 29
Greater London Oct 5
Yorkshire & North Midlands Oct 7
Eastern     Oct 9
South Wales Oct 22
Scotland     Oct 27
Northern Ireland Oct 29

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.