24 May

ABTA’s Travel Matters conference to explore ‘An Agenda for Recovery and Renewal’

ABTA’s annual Travel Matters conference will take place on Wednesday 22 June at the National Gallery in London’s Trafalgar Square.

Now in its 12th year, Travel Matters is the travel and tourism industry’s leading event for debating the political and policy issues facing the sector.

Under this year’s theme, ‘An Agenda for Recovery and Renewal’, a high-profile line-up of speakers including politicians, top industry figures and media commentators will discuss how events in Westminster, Brussels and the wider world are impacting the travel sector.

Speakers will explore what lessons can be learnt from the pandemic, how travel business leaders can navigate the shifting landscape and what the industry needs from its future relationship with the UK Government to ensure its long-term success.

The conference will be delivered to an audience of CEOs, senior directors, political figures, government stakeholders and media representatives.

Luke Petherbridge, Director of Public Affairs at ABTA – The Travel Association, said:

“We’re delighted to be hosting our Travel Matters conference in person for the first time since 2019. As our industry continues to rebuild against a tumultuous geopolitical backdrop, this year’s event provides a crucial opportunity to discuss how travel businesses can effectively navigate the challenging few years ahead and what’s needed from future Government policy to help the industry thrive in the long term.”

Global, the Media & Entertainment Group, is the media partner for the event.

For more information and to purchase a ticket for the event, visit abta.com/travelmatters.


Notes to editors

ABTA has been a trusted travel brand for over 70 years. Our purpose is to help our Members to grow their businesses successfully and sustainably, and to help their customers travel with confidence. The ABTA brand stands for support, protection and expertise. This means consumers have confidence in ABTA and a strong trust in ABTA Members. These qualities are core to us as they ensure that holidaymakers remain confident in the holiday products that they buy from our Members.

We help our Members and their customers navigate through today's changing travel landscape by raising standards in the industry; offering schemes of financial protection; providing an independent complaints resolution service should something go wrong; giving guidance on issues from sustainability to health and safety and by presenting a united voice to government to ensure the industry and the public get a fair deal.

ABTA has around 4,000 travel brands in Membership, providing a wide range of leisure and business travel services, with a combined pre-pandemic annual UK turnover of £40 billion. For more details about what we do, what being an ABTA Member means and how we help the UK public travel with confidence visit www.abta.com.