Opportunity knocks for the UK

Jane Atkins, managing director at Shearings Holidays, writes for ABTA Magazine about the potential of domestic holidays ahead of ABTA’s new UK Holiday Market event.  As holidays to the UK continue to grow in both selling…

Comment: Carol Hay, Caribbean Tourism Organisation

Carol Hay of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation shares the activities on offer beyond the region’s tropical beaches Thoughts of the Caribbean continue to conjure up images of miles upon miles of powdery soft beaches fringed…

ABTA diary: Nikki White

Each issue we speak to an ABTA employee about their work. This time, it’s Nikki White, director of destinations and sustainability My role is incredibly varied: I work across operations, health and safety and crisis…

Brexit: time remains to do a deal

Government needs to act to safeguard the travel industry over Brexit, writes Mark Tanzer  Brexit has been a big focus of ABTA’s work over the past three years, and mine in particular. We’ve spent a…

Comment: Paul Carter, HotelPlan

Paul Carter, CEO of Hotelplan UK, whose brands include the ski operators Inghams, Ski Total and Esprit, plus Santa’s Lapland, Explore and Inntravel While the impact of Brexit is a cause of uncertainty and worry…

The animal kingdom’s silent kings

Gavin Tollman, CEO of Trafalgar, writes exclusively for ABTA Magazine this World Elephant Day. While the lion may be deemed ‘king of the jungle’, without question, it is the elephant that boldly, silently and majestically…

Cruise has broken the glass ceiling

Andy Harmer, CLIA senior vice-president membership, and director CLIA UK & Ireland Cruising has broken through the glass ceiling, it’s no longer a specialist holiday, it’s moving into becoming a mainstream holiday choice. However, there…

ABTA diary: Alan Wardle

Each issue we speak to an ABTA employee to find out more about their work. This time, it’s Alan Wardle, director of public affairs Brexit talks in Brussels...  As part of ABTA’s Brexit engagement, which…