17 Oct

ABTA LifeLine launches new Wintertime Assistance package for those facing hardship this winter

ABTA LifeLine, a trusted pillar of support within the travel industry, is pleased to introduce its latest initiative to support those struggling financially: the Wintertime Assistance Package.

The charity will be offering energy vouchers, food vouchers, and vouchers for warm clothing, ensuring that no one has to make the agonising decision between staying warm or putting food on the table.

Winter can be an especially challenging time for those in need, and ABTA Lifeline is dedicated to lightening the burden for members of the travel industry and their families. The Wintertime Assistance Package aims to provide essential relief and comfort during the colder months.

The Wintertime Assistance Package is open to individuals and their families who currently work for, or have worked for, an ABTA member. Those who have previously received support from ABTA Lifeline are welcome to apply for this package. Those who apply must demonstrate current financial hardship.
Key features of the Wintertime Assistance Package:

  • Energy vouchers: to help individuals keep their homes warm and comfortable during the winter season.
  • Food vouchers: ensuring that nutritious meals are within reach for those facing financial hardship.
  • Clothing vouchers: providing access to warm clothing to brave the winter with dignity.

 Trudie Clements, Director of LifeLine said:
“ABTA LifeLine remains steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and families within the travel industry, addressing their most critical needs, and fostering a supportive community. For those who are facing to choosing between ‘heating or eating’ we’re here to provide vital support and invite all eligible individuals to apply for the Wintertime Assistance Package to receive the help they need during these challenging times.”

About ABTA LifeLine
ABTA LifeLine is ABTA’s charity for past and present employees of ABTA Members. The charity provides support for the unexpected moments in life such as redundancy, relationship breakdown, accidents and bereavement among many other things.
It gives practical, financial and emotional assistance to travel colleagues that are really struggling, throwing them a LifeLine in their time of need. www.abtalifeline.org.uk

About ABTA

ABTA is a trade association for UK travel agents, tour operators and the wider travel industry. We’re the largest travel trade body, with over 3,900 travel brands in membership who have a combined pre-pandemic annual UK turnover of £40 billion. We work closely with our members to help raise and maintain standards and build a more sustainable travel industry, and provide travellers with advice, guidance and support.

Our members sign up to a code of conduct and commit to agreed service standards and fair trading. When you need clear travel information, and accurate and impartial advice relating to your trip, we’re here for you. We’ll help you understand your level of financial protection, and what to do next, in the unlikely event that an ABTA member goes out of business. So, whatever happens, when you book with an ABTA member, reliable advice comes as standard. This means that booking with our members brings peace of mind. Together with our members, we help you travel with confidence. www.abta.com