03 Jul

Registration reminder for ABTA’s 2019 Travel Convention

Registration reminder for ABTA’s 2019 Travel Convention

Standard registration fee ends on July 31st


ABTA is encouraging delegates for this year’s Travel Convention to book their place by 31st July, as the registration fee will increase after that date. Delegates can register via The Travel Convention website, with fees for ABTA Members and Partners currently £665.


This year’s event is taking place from 7 to 9 October 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, and the theme, a ‘Brave New World’, will explore how factors such as globalisation, technology, environmental concerns and increasing competition are influencing holiday choices – and how the industry can adapt to these changes. 


ABTA Member delegates wanting to explore Japan’s regions and see more of what the country has to offer, have the opportunity to join JNTO’s complimentary pre and post-Convention tours. The criteria has been expanded meaning there are now a number of ways to be eligible to attend a trip – including posting on social media and issuing a dedicated E-newsletter. Delegates can apply for the limited spaces via the Tours/Excursions section of the website, and are subject to conditions outlined in the application process.


The latest Headline Partner to be announced is Spendology – an online travel currency sales service where companies can use their own branding, control their exchange rates and set their margins – joining Avis Budget Group, Global, The Media & Entertainment Group, InsideJapan Tours and Royal Caribbean International. Telegraph Travel is the Convention’s Lead Partner.


The Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO), Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA), ANA – All Nippon Airways and Prince Hotels & Resorts are the Host Partners for the Convention.


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


“I look forward to welcoming delegates to vibrant Tokyo, and would encourage those who haven’t registered yet to take advantage of the standard registration fees over the next month.


“As an innovation leader, Japan has been introducing the world to cutting-edge products and ideas for years, and this year’s Convention offers us the unique chance to be inspired by this new setting, culture and way of thinking.


“As ever, it also offers a fantastic opportunity for the industry to come together to reflect on events and learnings from the past year and to look ahead to the next chapter.”


The full delegate attendee list is available via the Travel Convention website. All delegates will stay at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa, which is centrally located in Tokyo with direct access to Haneda International Airport, Shinkansen (Bullet Train) rail lines and only a few minutes’ walk from Shinagawa Station.


Delegates will be able to travel directly and indirectly to Tokyo from a number of UK airports on services operated by ANA – All Nippon Airways.


For further information, contact:

020 3117 0596 or press@abta.co.uk

Emily Jones, Media and PR Manager, 020 3117 0592

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.