08 Jun

ABTA releases limited number of tickets for Travel Matters

For the first time, ABTA is releasing a limited number of tickets to its annual Travel Matters policy conference. This is in response to popular demand for places at the historically invitation-only event. Tickets are limited and can be booked online here

Travel Matters 2017 will take place on the morning of Wednesday 28 June at RSA House, London. With a theme of ‘Redrawing the Map’, the event will focus on crucial policy matters including the aftermath of the General Election and the vote to leave the EU. Travel specific issues such as the alarming rise in holiday sickness claims, announcements on airport capacity and the new Package Travel Regulations will also be discussed by speakers. 

Recently announced speakers include Miriam González Durántez, a Partner of international law firm Dechert LLP who will explore the European perspective on Brexit. Deloitte’s Alistair Pritchard will be looking at the challenges and opportunities facing our industry. Kevin Rousell, Head of Claims Management Regulation, Ministry of Justice will be joining a panel on holiday sickness.  

Confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Lord Ahmad, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport (Minister for Aviation), Department for Transport (final confirmation required after the General Election)
  • Peter Fankhauser, Group Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Cook Group
  • Miriam González Durántez, Partner, Dechert LLP
  • Andrew Pierce, Consultant Editor and Columnist, Daily Mail
  • Alistair Pritchard, Lead Partner for Travel, Deloitte
  • Martin Alcock, Director, Travel Trade Consultancy
  • Kevin Rousell, Head of Claims Management Regulation, Ministry of Justice.

Mark Tanzer ABTA Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to offer ticketed places to Travel Matters and hope travel industry employees will take advantage of the opportunity to be able to attend this year’s event. Taking place soon after the General Election and one year on from the EU Referendum, Travel Matters couldn’t present a more timely opportunity for industry and government to discuss the issues important to travel businesses.”

Travel Matters, headline sponsored by Deloitte and co-sponsored by Travel Trade Consultancy, is an annual policy event for senior representatives from ABTA’s Membership, industry stakeholders, travel and transport media as well as Government departments and bodies.