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Catch up on NI Travel News' first two NITN Kickstart to Recovery Forums – in association with Jet2holidays

Catch up on NI Travel News’ first two NITN Kickstart to Recovery Forums – in association with Jet2holidays

Forum 1 Booking with Confidence & the Road to recovery – we catch up with:

  • Alan Cross – UK Head of Trade Sales – Jet2holidays
  • Danny Waine – Head of Membership – ABTA
  • Gary Lewis – CEO of The Travel Network Group
  • Peter McMinn – Managing Director of Travel Solutions

They discuss consumer confidence and confidence in booking again as well as what the last year has taught our travel industry here in Northern Ireland.

You can also watch our Special interview and VIEW FROM THE AGENT with Tony Mann from Idle Travel.


Forum 2 – Finance & Security – we catch up with the experts from ABTA & The CAA

  • Rachel Jordan – Director of Financial Protection – ABTA
  • Ian Hall – Head of Insurance – ABTA
  • John de Vial – Director of membership & Finance – ABTA
  • Michael Budge – Head of Operations & licensing – CAA

They discuss everything from trust accounts, Insurance, agent protection, flexible booking and changes to be made in the future…

There is also a special message from ABTA Lifeline – Director Trudie Clements for anyone in need of this service. And we hear another VIEW FROM THE AGENT with Miles Morgan from Miles Morgan Travel.


Tune in to the remaining shows from 10am every morning via

Forum 3 – ANITA – Stronger Together – 10am Wednesday 21st April 2021


  • Damian Murphy – Interim chair of ANITA
  • Joanne Dooey – President of the SPAA
  • Brenda Morgan MBE – Chair of NITA
  • Luke Petherbridge – Director of Public Affairs – ABTA

Forum 4 – Industry leaders day – one to one interviews – 10am, 12noon & 3pm Thursday 22nd April 2021

  • 10am –  Mark Tanzer – CEO of ABTA
  • 12 noon – Julia Lo Bue-Said CEO of The Advantage Travel Group.
  • 3pm – Steve Heapy CEO of & Jet2holidays

Forum 5 – The Next steps to Recovery – 10am Friday 23rd April 2021


  • Danny Waine – Director of Membership – ABTA
  • Peter Shanks – Managing Director of UK & Ireland Middle East and Africa – Silversea
  • Alan Cross – Head of UK Trade Sales – Jet2holidays
  • Aishling McLoughlin – Business development director of UK & Ireland – Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

We would love to hear your feedback on our topics covered so far – email: [email protected] or let us know what you would like to hear in our future forums.