04 Apr

ABTA’s Aviation Forum to tackle the key issues facing the sector  

ABTA – The Travel Association will be hosting an Aviation Forum on Tuesday 25 April 2023, bringing together a senior line up of speakers from regulators, airlines, operators and associations to discuss the future of aviation.

This morning briefing will include a series of keynote presentations and panel discussions, covering the current aviation landscape, consumer protection policy such as ATOL and airline insolvency, and the roadmap to sustainable aviation.

Attendees will hear the latest insights from leading industry figures including:

  • Dr Andy Jefferson, Programme Director, Sustainable Aviation
  • Rob Griggs, Policy and Public Affairs Director, Airlines UK
  • Simon McNamara, UK & Ireland Country Manager, IATA
  • Susan Deer, Director of Industry Relations, ABTA
  • Rachel Jordan, Director of Financial Protection and Membership, ABTA 

The event is free for all ABTA members and Partners to attend and will take place at the Walkie-Talkie building in central London.  

Luke Petherbridge, ABTA’s Director of Public Affairs, who will be moderating the event said:

“Flight-based holidays are such a significant part of what our members sell, which is why it is important we offer our agents and operators the opportunity to come together with the aviation industry to understand what is happening in this part of the sector.

“This year’s Aviation Forum will offer a timely, first-hand update on a range of important issues, from trade relations and passenger rights to aviation’s plans to reach net zero and what longer term policy changes may be needed. I’m pleased we’ll be able to look at the full policy picture to help members understand the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.”

For more information about the event and to register, visit abta.com/events. Non-members are also welcome to attend, with tickets priced at £150+VAT.

Notes to editors

ABTA is a trade association for UK travel agents, tour operators and the wider travel industry. We’re the largest travel trade body, with over 3,900 travel brands in membership who have a combined pre-pandemic annual UK turnover of £40 billion. We work closely with our members to help raise and maintain standards and build a more sustainable travel industry, and provide travellers with advice, guidance and support.

Our members sign up to a code of conduct and commit to agreed service standards and fair trading. When you need clear travel information, and accurate and impartial advice relating to your trip, we’re here for you. We’ll help you understand your level of financial protection, and what to do next, in the unlikely event that an ABTA member goes out of business. So whatever happens, when you book with an ABTA member, reliable advice comes as standard.  This means that booking with our members brings peace of mind. Together with our members, we help you travel with confidence. www.abta.com.