05 Sep

ABTA’s upcoming Regional Business Meetings to address credit card fraud measures

The Payment Services Directive will be the hot topic of discussion at ABTA’s latest programme of Regional Business Meetings, taking place between September and December this year.

The Meetings are free for Members to attend and provide an opportunity to hear directly from ABTA’s experts on the latest industry developments, trends and policy updates. 

ABTA’s experts will discuss the implications for businesses following the latest update to the Payment Services Directive, which is designed to reduce fraud in consumer card payments by introducing enhanced checks through a two-stage verification process when transactions are made. 

ABTA will also provide an update on its new independent research on consumer confidence in ABTA and other travel brands, as well as highlighting how Members can best use the association’s brand in their marketing materials.

As usual, there will be an opportunity for networking before and after the meetings with other ABTA Members, as well as a chance to meet and engage with ABTA and its senior management team.

Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of ABTA – The Travel Association said: 

“With the ever-changing political and regulatory landscape our upcoming Regional Business Meetings come at a critical time and will provide our Members with an update on industry issues, as well as an overview of the latest Payment Services Directive update.

“The Meetings give our Members the chance to ask ABTA’s experts any questions they may have about their business or the industry more broadly and we look forward to welcoming them at the events.” 

The Regional Business Meetings are held twice a year (Autumn and Spring) in 11 locations across the country. The dates for the Autumn meetings are as follows:

  • 18 September – South Wales
  • 1 October – North West
  • 16 October – Eastern
  • 22 October – Yorkshire & North Midlands
  • 23 October – Northern Ireland
  • 29 October – Scotland
  • 13 November – Greater London
  • 14 November – South
  • 21 November – Midlands
  • 3 December – South West
  • 5 December – North East

ABTA Members must book to reserve their free place, by registering at: abta.com/regionalbusinessmeetings 

For further information, contact:
Tom Sommerfelt, Senior Media Relations Executive, tel: 020 3117 0531
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Web: www.abta.com
Twitter: @ABTAtravel

Notes to editors
ABTA has been a trusted travel brand for over 65 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 more than 4,300 travel brands in Membership, providing a wide range of leisure and business travel services, with a combined annual UK turnover of £39 billion. For more details about what we do, what being an ABTA Member means and how we help the British public travel with confidence visit www.abta.com.