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…

Holiday

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…

Brexit

ABTA reveals Brexit campaign

Association to reassure potential holidaymakers ABTA has launched a customer-facing campaign to address questions that holidaymakers have over Brexit. Adverts will run on national radio and social media after the announcement that flight schedules between…

Ask the expert: How should we advise on…

I run a small independent travel agency and the vast majority of the trips we sell are to Europe or the USA. However, sometimes we get requests for travel to more exotic locations; for example,…

New adventure travel conference

ABTA’s new conference looks at the trends and challenges associated with one of the fastest-growing sectors of the travel industry ABTA is to focus on the trends and challenges of the adventure travel industry when…

ABTA comment: animal welfare guidelines on elephants

We’re changing our animal welfare guidelines on elephants, says Clare Jenkinson, senior destinations and sustainability manager The welfare of animals in tourist attractions is a priority for the work of ABTA and our members, and it has…