12 Mar

Secretary of State joins the speaker line-up at ABTA's Travel Matters conference

ABTA is pleased to welcome back to Travel Matters for a second successive year*, Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt. Hon. Justine Greening. She will open ABTA's flagship policy event on 10 May 2012 with a keynote speech, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, offering delegates the chance to hear her thoughts on the important transport policy issues affecting the travel industry.

She is expected to outline her plans for transport infrastructure investment and regulation for the travel industry, outlining government policies to encourage growth. She is also expected to update the conference on government plans to address capacity concerns and encourage investment in the UK and will provide the latest on progress with  the Civil Aviation Bill and ATOL reform.

Mark Tanzer, ABTA Chief Executive said: “ABTA is delighted to welcome back the Transport Secretary to Travel Matters for a second year to join the debate on the significant policy areas that shape our industry. With so many important topics to cover, including aviation capacity, infrastructure investment and ATOL reform, it's a fantastic opportunity for delegates to hear the very latest on government plans and put their questions directly to the Secretary of State."

This year’s event, taking place at Millbank in Westminster on 10th May, will see leading industry figures discussing issues around the mix of support for outbound/inbound and domestic tourism and how we can improve the UK’s global connectivity to support sustainable growth.

For more information visit www.abta.com/travelmatters