The Travel Convention offers an insight into the sector in one of Spain’s most beautiful cities, writes Jill Sayles.
The 2018 Travel Convention will take place from October 8-10 in Seville, and discounted early bird registration fees for ABTA’s flagship event are now available via the Convention website
Seville currently occupies Lonely Planet’s coveted number one spot in their ‘Best in Travel 2018 – Top cities’ list, and the Convention will take place in the conference facility of the five-star Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento, where the majority of delegate will be staying for the event.
Welcoming senior professionals spanning the full breadth of mainstream and specialist travel as well as service providers and media, UK travel’s most forward-looking conference continues to develop each year to ensure its value and relevancy for delegates. It will again feature a three-day programme of events designed to inspire, educate and facilitate networking amongst travel industry colleagues. The business sessions will focus on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, providing delegates with tips and insights designed to help them shape the travel industry of tomorrow, rather than be shaped by it.
The Convention will also feature hosted lunches, evening parties, Convention bars and social and sightseeing opportunities. Excursions designed to showcase the cultural and natural heritage of the region will be available on the main delegate arrival day, with business meetings closing no later than 3.30pm to provide everyone with the opportunity to explore in their own time.
It will also feature a Golf Tournament, Football Match and ‘Ride for Your LifeLine’, a fundraising bike ride through Seville in aid of ABTA’s charitable trust. A number of airlines operate direct flights from the UK to Seville’s San Pablo airport, and delegates are encouraged to make their flight arrangements as soon as possible to secure the best airfares.
While the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento will accommodate the majority of delegates, additional delegate accommodation is available at the brand new Eurostars Torre Sevilla.