02 Jun

Travel Matters – the travel industry briefing at the heart of Westminster

ABTA is hosting Travel Matters, a half day industry briefing for over 150 leading travel industry figures, journalists and key political decision makers on Thursday 3 June in Westminster.

Mark Tanzer ABTA CEO said: “The most pressing issues facing the travel industry today are the cost that the ash cloud has had on our sector and the level that the new Per Plane Duty will be set at. The industry is facing some unprecedented challenges at the moment, and it is essential that both the new Government in Westminster and decision makers in Brussels understand and take on board our concerns as they redraft fundamental legislation.”

Travel Matters will explore ways that the industry and political decision makers can work together to ensure a successful future for the industry and enable customers to book and  travel with confidence.

Moderated by Sky News presenter Mark Longhurst, the event will contain presentations from Daily Telegraph Deputy Editor Benedict Brogan on the impact of the new coalition government, Doug McWilliams founder of the Centre for Economic Business Research on the outlook for business and the economy, and Dermot Blastland Managing Director of TUI Plc on the company’s vision for the future.

Travel Matters will be held at the Millbank Media Centre within a short walk of the Houses of Parliament, will contain panel discussions and question and answer sessions and an opportunity for delegates to celebrate ABTA’s 60th anniversary.