Early-bird tickets available for a limited time
ABTA has opened its registration for the ABTA Travel Convention, taking place on October 13, 2021. The event is set to take place both in-person and as a virtual event, for the first time this year.
The one-day event will be at East Wintergarden in London’s Canary Wharf while being streamed online — recognising the travel and tourism sector will still be dealing with the impact of coronavirus for this year’s convention. Last year’s convention was an entirely virtual event and ABTA will be using the same format for this year.
The website is now officially live with early bird prices available for registration. There will be a limited number of tickets available for the in-person event, with tickets sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
In-person tickets are priced at £240 (+ VAT) for ABTA Members and Partners and at £340 (+ VAT) for non-Members. For online tickets, prices are £125 (+ VAT) for ABTA Members and Partners and £205 (+ VAT) for non-Members.
The theme for this year’s convention is Leading the Way, with Chris Ship, royal editor at ITV News, returning to moderate for the sixth year. Industry leaders and external experts will share thought-provoking material to help attendees envisage the future and be inspired during challenging times.
The event will include a full day of business sessions with a post-event reception in the evening.
The online package, meanwhile, will include live access to all the main stage sessions as well as a digital library of extra content and online networking.
Press registrations for this year’s hybrid event will be released in due course.
The ABTA Travel Convention 2022 will be taking place in Morocco’s Marrakech next Spring.
ABTA chief executive, Mark Tanzer, said: “The pandemic, and its impact on travel, have both continued for longer than most people originally thought. We are eager to return to our usual Convention format overseas, but we have to recognise the economic environment the industry continues to work in. Making the decision now allows delegates and sponsors to plan accordingly.
“Feedback on last year’s extended reality Convention was overwhelmingly positive, and I am confident that this year’s event will be equally engaging and stimulating. At the same time, we look forward to the industry being able to gather in the beautiful and vibrant city of Marrakech in Spring 2022, hosted by our friends, the Moroccan National Tourist Office.”