ABTA makes changes to its arbitration scheme

The restructure and simplification will lead to a reduction in fees, writes Jill Sayles Abta has announced changes to its arbitration scheme that will benefit members and their customers with restructured and simplified claim bands resulting…

The Travel Convention in Seville

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…

ABTA: Putting a stop to false sickness claims

Government to close legal loophole after it was highlighted by ABTA and its Members Holiday sickness fraudsters were dealt a blow last month when the government gave the go-ahead to new rules to bring pay-outs…

ABTA offers members new FCO training

ABTA offers members new training on Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice ABTA has launched a new online course to help members guide customers through advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.    The course was…

How ABTA supports human rights

ABTA helps the industry tackle exploitative working conditions and protect children ABTA has signed up to the Roundtable for Human Rights in Tourism, an alliance of civil society organisations, tour operators and travel associations to…

Comment: Simon Bunce, ABTA director of legal affairs

As an industry, we’ve been talking about the new Package Travel Regulations for some time now – indeed, we’ve had the actual directive for almost three years. This summer finally sees its implementation, as travel…

ABTA diary: Mark Tanzer

ABTA chief executive Mark Tanzer describes his role within the organisation, from liaising with ministers to meeting the members Talking to government As chief executive, I have a number of sides to my job. One…

Ask the expert: how to deal with GDPR

Do you have a burning question you can’t find the answer to? Be it travel trends, a regulatory riddle, or destination dilemmas, send us your query for an expert response. Email asktheexpert@abtamag.com Help! Do I have to get new…