//ABTA announces regional business meetings

ABTA announces regional business meetings

ABTA’s regional business meetings take place in 11 regions around the UK, twice a year, and are attended by ABTA members, partners and senior members of the ABTA team.

ABTA has announced the dates and themes for this autumn’s regional business meetings, taking place virtually this year, via Zoom.

The meetings start from 9 November and run through to 22 November, and will focus on sustainability.

ABTA will provide an update on Covid and ATOL consultation, and explain its position on sustainability, particularly in light of the COP26 summit currently taking place in Glasgow.

Sustainability and the demand for sustainable travel arrangements will also be the theme of a panel discussion.

Danny Waine, ABTA’s Head of Membership, said:

“As travel opens up with restrictions lifting in many of our most popular overseas destinations, we will have a great deal to talk about in the regional business meetings. Sustainability is increasingly taking centre stage and we will set out what the industry is doing to limit our impact on the planet and how ABTA can support Members to develop a sustainability approach which is right for their business.

“These informal, free-to-attend events help members to keep on top of the latest industry developments, policy updates and industry trends. Members will hear from ABTA’s team of experts who will also be on hand to field any questions or queries that members may have.”

Other matters to be discussed will be the Package Travel Regulations, bonding renewals, and ABTA’s Travel with Confidence campaign.

ABTA Members are encouraged to book to reserve their free place.

The dates for the meetings are as follows:

November 9      East/Greater London/South
November 11    Midlands/North East/Yorkshire & North Midlands
November 15    North West/South Wales/South West
November 18    Scotland
November 22    Northern Ireland

All regional meetings start at 6pm to allow members to run their business during normal working hours.