ABTA Will Hold Extra Round of Regional Business Meetings

Grant funding, what the Brexit trade deal means for travel and COVID-19 lobbying to feature in ABTA's January Regional Business Meetings

ABTA is holding an extra round of Regional Business Meetings this year, starting from 19 January 2021 and running through to 2 February, and ABTA Members are encouraged to register and book their place.

During the meetings ABTA will provide an update on the Government schemes available to support the sector and the lobbying work that the Association is conducting, particularly around the need for tailored financial support for the travel industry.

Other matters to be discussed will be changes that may affect businesses following Brexit – such as the legal status of seasonal workers and traveller’s ability to access healthcare in the continent.

There will also be updates from the financial protection and communication teams.

The Regional Business Meetings are usually held twice a year (Spring and Autumn) but in response to feedback from Members and in recognition of the fast-moving situation around COVID-19, ABTA is holding additional sessions in 2021.

Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of ABTA, said: “At a time when things seem to be changing by the minute, it is vital that we come together to discuss the issues that matter to us most, both at a regional and a national level. This is a free event, and a chance to have a two-way conversation, ask any questions, give feedback and hear from ABTA’s experts on key topics. We encourage Members to register their place to hear the most up to date information and insight from ABTA’s experts.”

ABTA Members must book to reserve their free place, by registering at: abta.com/regionalbusinessmeetings.

The dates for the Meetings are as follows:

  • Northern Ireland – 19 January
  • London, East, South – 22 January
  • Scotland – 26 January
  • North West, South West, South Wales – 29 January
  • North East, Midlands, Yorkshire & North Midlands – 2 February