//ABTA launches series of autumn events

ABTA launches series of autumn events

Hybrid events, virtual training days and free webinars will be available through ABTA this autumn

The Travel Association, ABTA, has launched an events schedule for this autumn for the travel industry and its Members.

The events are designed to aid travel businesses, large and small, to stay in-the-know on important industry issues, give insights on recovery strategy and provide quality service to customers.

Members and Partners will be able to ‘attend’ the events at a reduced rate, while the schedule remains open for the whole travel industry.

To mark the launch of the autumn schedule, ABTA is offering a 10 per cent discount on bookings made until October 8, using code ABTAAUTUMN21 when booking.

Eve Coburn, ABTA’s head of events, said: “We’re offering events on topics that have been in demand, from marketing and finance, to travel law and health and safety, presented by high calibre speakers and experts. We’re pleased to also be offering hybrid events – giving people the choice to attend in person – offering a much missed opportunity to network with industry colleagues – or to attend online. I look forward to seeing you – face-to-face or virtually.”

The hybrid events offer participants a choice to attend in person at a central London venue, or to watch the live content virtually through a custom-built platform.

In November, there will be two events taking place in this format, the Travel Trends conference on November 24 and the Travel Regulations Conference on November 30. The former will give participants up-to-date insights on key sector trends, popular destinations, customer sentiments and marketing strategies. The latter will explore practical lessons learnt from the global pandemic, what the industry can expect from new major regulations and what this could mean for travel business.

Virtual training days, meanwhile, will focus on: Digital Marketing, September 28; Travel VAT Training, October 19; Introduction to Health and Safety Risk Management and Auditing for Travel, October 21; and Consumer Law in the Marketing and Selling of Holidays, December 8.

The business resilience webinars will be free to attend for ABTA Members and Partners. Upcoming webinars in this series include: Decarbonising Tourism in November; and Accessible Travel Tourism in December, with more to be announced shortly.