21 Apr

dnata Travel Group’s UK and Europe CEO, Ailsa Pollard, joins ABTA’s Board

Ailsa Pollard, UK and Europe CEO for dnata Travel Group, has joined ABTA’s Board while John Bevan, who joined ABTA’s Board in 2018, has stepped down. 
Alistair Rowland, Chair of ABTA – The Travel Association, said:
“Ailsa will bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and insight as the travel sector continues its recovery from the impact of the pandemic. She will be an excellent addition to the Board. I’d like to give my sincere thanks to John Bevan for his invaluable contribution over the past four years and wish him well as he focuses on his global role for dnata.”
Ailsa Pollard added: 
“The ABTA brand is one of the most powerful and respected in the travel industry. I’m looking forward to being a part of its extremely experienced Board, supporting ABTA’s Members and helping to ensure that ABTA continues to be a leading voice in travel and tourism.”


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