11 Aug

CAA and CMA to speak at ABTA’s first virtual Travel Law Seminar

Author: Simon Bunce, Director of Legal Affairs, ABTA

Returning for its 22nd year on 23 September 2020 ABTA’s Travel Law Seminar will examine how the laws and regulations that affect travel companies have worked in practice over the past few months. Understand the learnings for the industry and explore the prospects for changes to those laws and regulations as we look ahead to 2021. 

With the industry having to adapt fast to survive the Coronavirus crisis and the end of the Brexit transition period fast approaching, it is essential to understand your legal responsibilities and how you can prepare your travel business for the year ahead. At this pivotal time, ABTA’s Travel Law Seminar will bring together regulators, industry peers, ABTA representatives and legal experts as they discuss key issues including:

  • The Package Travel Regulations – How can travel businesses manage further disruption as the industry seeks to recover? Have the Regulations helped or hindered travel businesses and consumers during the crisis? And are they fit for the future of the UK travel industry? Hear insights from the CAA who will join a panel discussion alongside industry and legal experts.
  • Consumer rights – What is the role of the regulators in a crisis? Get guidance on consumer contract terms and an update from the Competitions and Market Authority (CMA).
  • Claims and litigation – Is Covid-19 going to be the next big claims battle ground? How can you protect your business? 
  • Brexit – Hear the latest update on trade negotiations and the impacts on travel. How will the end of the transition period affect your business? Get an update on employment law and TOMS considerations and the facts about trading in other EU jurisdictions.

This year ABTA’s Travel Law Seminar will be brought to you virtually on 23 September via a custom virtual event platform:

  • Watch professionally filmed main sessions live and on demand
  • Take part in smaller interactive break out workshops 
  • Submit your specific questions in advance or on the day
  • Network with attendees via the 1:1 chat function or arrange 1:1 video meetings
  • Visit the sponsor hub for exclusive content and tailored advice.

Register before midnight tomorrow to take advantage of the reduced early bird rate. Download the full agenda and register at abta.com/abtaevents