From April-June 2017, 11 Members and four new Partners joined ABTA, with five dual Members, two retail Members and four trading as a Principal. Between them, the Members offer travel experiences that range from tailor-made holidays, golfing holidays to day trips, camping and business travel.
The following companies became ABTA Members between 1 April and 30 June 2017:
In the same period, ABTA also welcomed four new Partners and continues to widen the range of services and expertise available to ABTA Members through the Partner scheme.
The following companies became ABTA Partners between 1 April and 30 June 2017:
From 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017, ABTA welcomed 54 new members in total. ABTA’s Membership remains stable at around 1,200 Members. Aggregate Member turnover has increased to £36.4 billion, up from £33.5 billion the previous year. In total, 24 new Partners joined between 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017.
Mark Tanzer, ABTA’s Chief Executive said: “I am delighted to see such a diverse range of travel companies joining ABTA’s Membership and am pleased to welcome our new Members. ABTA continues to work closely with its Members, identifying priority areas for the travel industry such as tackling the rise in holiday sickness scams. I would encourage our new Members to make use of the many benefits of being an ABTA Member from the ABTA brand to our Member guidance.”
Dr. Michael B. Duignan, Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events Management, Research Fellow, and Course Leader, Anglia Ruskin University said: “We joined ABTA in our quest to ensure that the academic rigour and theory we offer in the classroom, is interwoven with the internal and external challenges to, the sector of travel, tourism and events. ABTA offers us a unique insight into industry issues, from talks to networking events which creates links for academic staff in new and novel ways and really grounds our teaching into the day-to-day workings of the sector.”