07 Jan

ABTA welcomes 22 new Members and four new Partners from October to December 2015

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:

  • Sports Abroad Ltd, ABTA Number Y6296, Principal, joined 01/10/2015
  • InsideAsia Tours Ltd, ABTA Number Y6295/P6916, Dual, joined 01/10/2015
  • Saddle Skedaddle Ltd, ABTA Number Y6297, Principal, joined 05/10/2015
  • CTC Cycling Holidays & Tours Ltd, ABTA Number Y6298, Principal, joined 09/10/2015
  • Aviate Management Limited, ABTA Number Y6301, Principal, joined 21/10/2015
  • Imagine Cruising Ltd, ABTA Number Y6300/P6918, Dual, joined 21/10/2015
  • Imagine Transport Ltd, ABTA Number Y6299, Principal, joined 21/10/2015
  • Coopers Tours Ltd, ABTA Number Y6302, Principal, joined 22/10/2015
  • The Really Wild Travel Company Ltd, ABTA Number Y6303, Principal, joined 26/10/2015
  • Erna Low Consultants Ltd, ABTA Number P6929, Retail, joined 29/10/2015
  • TravelLocal Ltd, ABTA Number P6930, Retail, joined 02/11/2015
  • Classic Grand Touring Ltd, ABTA Number Y6309, Principal, joined 06/11/2015
  • Diplomat Travel Services Ltd, ABTA Number Y6312/P6937, Dual, joined 17/11/2015
  • Unicorn Trails Ltd, ABTA Number Y6321, Principal, joined 01/12/2015
  • 1st Tickets Ltd, ABTA Number Y6318, Principal, joined 01/12/2015
  • GOBRIT Ltd, ABTA NumberY6322/P6950 , Dual, joined 07/12/2015
  • Quipzi Ltd, ABTA Number Y6323, Principal, joined 09/12/2015
  • Roberts Coaches Ltd, ABTA Number Y6278/P6893, Dual, joined 14/12/2015
  • Firefly Holidays (UK) Ltd, ABTA Number Y6327, Principal, joined 21/12/2015
  • Chillisauce Ltd, ABTA Number Y6326, Principal, joined 21/12/2015
  • Pebbles Rentals Ltd, ABTA Number P6958, Retail, joined 21/12/2015
  • Scenic Tours (UK) Ltd, ABTA Number Y6328, Principal, joined 23/12/2015

The following companies became ABTA Partners:

  • City & Guilds of London Institute, ABTA Partner Number TIP611, Partner+, joined 14/10/2015
  •  i2visa UK Limited, ABTA Partner Number TIP613, joined 05/11/2015
  • University of Hertfordshire, ABTA Partner Number TIP612, joined 05/11/2015
  • Carey England Ltd, ABTA Partner Number TIP614, joined 22/12/2015

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

Managed branches

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.