The meetings are free for Members to attend and provide an opportunity to hear directly from ABTA’s experts on the latest developments in the industry.
The agenda for the upcoming meetings includes Brexit, where ABTA will share its insight into the Brexit process and provide an update on our lobbying activities and what this means for Members’ businesses. The Package Travel Regulations and ATOL Standard Terms will also be discussed, with multi-contract packages, business travel sales and ancillary sales a particular focus.
The sessions will also cover Making Tax Digital, a Government initiative, following new HMRC rules for companies with a taxable turnover above £85K to keep certain records in a digital form.
ABTA will provide an update on its work to support holiday bookings – including the latest consumer campaigns and Travel Trends report – as well as updating on the services the Association provides.
There will be an opportunity for networking with other ABTA Members to share business learnings, as well as a chance to meet and engage with ABTA and its senior management team.
Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of ABTA – The Travel Association said: “The travel industry never stands still and the Regional Business Meetings are a great way for ABTA to update Members on our insights and intelligence on the latest developments. The Meetings are very much a two-way conversation – a chance to hear directly from ABTA’s experts about key topics as well as a chance to ask questions and provide feedback about what is going on in Members’ businesses or the industry locally. These meetings come at a critical time for the UK and the travel industry, and we look forward to welcoming Members at the events.”
The Regional Business Meetings are held twice a year (Spring and Autumn) in 11 locations across the country.
The Northern Ireland ABTA Regional Business Meeting will take place on May 1, 2019.
ABTA Members must book to reserve their free place, by visiting abta.com/regionalbusinessmeetings.