//ABTA welcomes 10 new members

ABTA welcomes 10 new members

Association welcomes 10 new members and five partners between July and September

ABTA, the British travel association, welcomed 10 new members and five partners in July and September.

The new numbers include two dual members, one retail member and seven trading solely as a principal.

The following companies became ABTA Members :
· Belmond Management Ltd, Principal Member, ABTA number Y6533, joined 1/7/18
· Venice Simplon-Orient Express Ltd, Principal Member, ABTA number Y6534, joined 1/7/18
· Russian National Tourist Office Ltd, Dual Member, ABTA numbers Y6538 and P7297, joined 16/7/18
· Culsans Gap Travel Ltd, Principal Member, ABTA number Y6540, joined 1/8/18
· WD Travel Ltd, Retail Member, ABTA number P7315, joined 23/8/18
· Golfingdays Ltd, Principal Member, ABTA number Y6553, joined 3/9/18
· Krishna Holidays Ltd, Principal Member, ABTA number Y6551, joined 12/9/18
· Exsus Travel Ltd, Principal Member, ABTA number Y6561, joined 18/9/18
· All Ways Tailormade Travel Ltd, Principal Member, ABTA Number Y6562, joined 25/9/18
· Satguru Travel and Tourism Ltd, Dual Member, ABTA numbers Y6563 and P7329, joined 25/09/18

The new Partners are:
· International Passenger Protection, ABTA number TIP 695, joined 25/7/18
· Freshworks Inc, ABTA number TIP696, joined 31/7/18
· Themis Advisory Ltd, ABTA number TIP697, joined 15/8/18
· St Lucia Tourist Board, ABTA number TIP698, joined 23/8/18
· Serco Caledonian Sleepers Ltd, ABTA number TIP699, joined 8/9/18

Mark Tanzer, pictured, ABTA’s Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to welcome the 15 new ABTA Members and Partners who have joined the Association in the last three months. I would encourage them to make full use of the range of services that we offer, which include free legal advice, 24/7 operational bulletins and assistance in a crisis. Recent research has found that ABTA is the most trusted travel scheme in the country, these businesses joining ABTA will benefit from the positive associations with ABTA and its strong brand.”

ABTA’s Membership remains stable at around 1,200 Members. Aggregate Member turnover has increased to £38 billion, up from £37 billion the previous year.

Sam Ballard is a director and co-founder of Waterfront Publishing, creator of ABTA Magazine, Cruise Adviser, Solus and more.