Five business travel trends for 2020

With a new decade stretching ahead, here are some of the key trends set to shape and define the future of the travel industry. We are officially entering a new decade, so what can we…

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ABTA launches animal welfare guidelines

ABTA has launched the second edition of its Animal Welfare Guidelines after a comprehensive stakeholder review. The new updates include revised basic welfare requirements and unacceptable behaviours, while making the guidelines simpler and easier to…

Ask the expert: getting youngsters into travel

I’m very keen on giving more opportunities to young people without experience of travel to get into the industry, is there any help or advice you could give me? Anon It’s great that you’re looking…

Meet ABTA: Alice Catterall

Each issue we speak to an ABTA employee about their work. This time, it’s Alice Catterall, head of events and partnerships With 15 years of experience in conferences and events, I was recruited from outside…

Comment: The end of a travel business, not…

Victoria Bacon, ABTA director of brand and business development, on the demise of Thomas Cook. Two months ago the industry was rocked by the failure of Thomas Cook – a founder member of ABTA, a…

Marrakesh to host 2020 Travel Convention

Moroccan National Tourist Office to host next year's conference ABTA has revealed that Marrakesh will host the 2020 Travel Convention. The city, which last hosted a conference in 2005, has been named the first ever…

Thomas Cook not a failure of travel, says…

Remarks given during opening speech at Tokyo Convention The failure of Thomas Cook was more a failure of corporate finance than a failure of the travel industry, according to the boss of ABTA. Speaking at…

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More Brits heading on holiday, reveals ABTA

ABTA gives industry health check in annual report The number of Brits taking a holiday is at its highest since 2011, according to ABTA’s Holiday Habits 2019 report. Overall 88 per cent of Britons took…