25 Jan

Brexit and Package Travel Regulations hot topics at ABTA’s upcoming Regional Business Meetings

ABTA has launched its latest programme of Regional Business Meetings, which will take place between March and May this year.

The meetings are free for Members to attend and provide an opportunity to hear directly from ABTA’s experts on the latest developments in the industry. 

The agenda for the upcoming meetings includes Brexit, where ABTA will share its insight into the Brexit process and provide an update on our lobbying activities and what this means for Members’ businesses. The Package Travel Regulations and ATOL Standard Terms will also be discussed, with multi-contract packages, business travel sales and ancillary sales a particular focus.

The sessions will also cover Making Tax Digital, a Government initiative, following new HMRC rules for companies with a taxable turnover above £85K to keep certain records in a digital form.

ABTA will provide an update on its work to support holiday bookings – including the latest consumer campaigns and Travel Trends report – as well as updating on the services the Association provides.

There will be an opportunity for networking with other ABTA Members to share business learnings, 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:

“The travel industry never stands still and the Regional Business Meetings are a great way for ABTA to update Members on our insights and intelligence on the latest developments. The Meetings are very much a two-way conversation – a chance to hear directly from ABTA’s experts about key topics as well as a chance to ask questions and provide feedback about what is going on in Members’ businesses or the industry locally. These meetings come at a critical time for the UK and the travel industry, and we look forward to welcoming Members at the events.”  

The Regional Business Meetings are held twice a year (Spring and Autumn) in 11 locations across the country. 

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

For further information, contact:
Tom Sommerfelt, Senior Media Relations Executive, 020 3117 0531
ABTA press office, press@abta.co.uk or 020 3117 0596

Out of Hours:  Contact the Duty Press Officer via 020 3693 0183.
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 around 1,200 Members, with a combined annual UK turnover of £38 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.