30 Jan

ABTA to mark 70th anniversary

2020 represents the 70th year of ABTA and today we are announcing a number of activities to mark this important milestone. 

The first meeting of ABTA, formerly known as the Association of British Travel Agents, took place in June 1950. Over the past 70 years our Members have built an industry which has influenced the lives of millions of people – both in the UK and overseas.

The landmark will be met with a number of industry engagement events to thank you, our Members and Partners, along with other stakeholders, for your contribution to the Association. These will include ‘ABTA at 70’ Spring Regional Business meetings, and a reception to celebrate ABTA’s 70 Years after the Travel Matters conference in June. A commemorative logo will also be used throughout the year and we will provide Members with some customer-facing assets to use as part of the subscriptions renewal process later in the year. 

Now, perhaps more than ever, trust and confidence are crucial to the continued success of the travel industry. That is one of the reasons ABTA continues to play such an important role: representing and supporting our Members and building confidence in travel and tourism.

We look forward to celebrating this milestone and thanking you for your contribution to the Association’s continuing relevance and value.

Members and Partners can register for the ‘ABTA at 70’ Spring Regional Business meetings here.

Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive