ABTA welcomed 22 new Members into the association between 1 October and 31 December 2015, 14 trading as Principals, five trading as Dual Members and three trading as Retail Members. Additionally, four new Partners joined ABTA.
ABTA’s 2015 Holiday Habits report indicated an increase in those looking to take a sporting holiday next year, and this trend has been reflected in the new Members joining, with six adventure and sports holiday companies joining between October and December.
The following companies became Members of ABTA:
The following companies became ABTA Partners:
In addition, 16 managed branches joined ABTA between 1 October and 31 December 2015.
Mark Tanzer, ABTA Chief Executive said, “It is fantastic to welcome these new Members and Partners into the association. ABTA Membership is a valuable asset, and we look forward to working with them and supporting them throughout 2016.”
Jane Bolton, Managing Director of Erna Low commented, “ABTA is the most widely recognised industry body in the UK and here at Erna Low we are excited to be new members and we are looking forward to meeting other members and benefitting from the support and collective wisdom that the membership will give us access to.”
7 January 2016
ABTA Managed branches are operated on behalf of an ABTA Member by another company or individuals, who have entered into a managed branch agreement with an ABTA Member and conduct business on behalf of that Member. The Member is responsible for the customers, turnover and liabilities to customers of the managed branch. The operator of the managed branch does not require ABTA membership in its own right – the managed branch receives a branch ABTA number by virtue of the Member’s Membership. There are now over 470 Managed Branches within ABTA Membership with retail agents and tour operators participating.