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…

Technology spend up

Travellers are spending more on technology pre-holiday than on clothes for the first time According to new research from ABTA – the Travel Association, the pre-holiday spend on electronic items and accessories, such as smartphones…

Alistair Rowland elected as chairman of ABTA

Chief retail officer of Mid-Counties Co-operative to replace Noel Josephides, writes Sam Ballard. Alistair Rowland, the chief retail officer of Mid-Counties Co-operative, has been elected as the new chairman of ABTA following the association’s AGM.…

Brexit

Brexit extension provides summer certainty, says ABTA

Travel organisation updates advice following Brexit extension The new Brexit extension provides consumers with certainty over their travel arrangements for summer 2019, ABTA has asserted. The industry organisation said that the announcement that Brexit would…

ABTA launches plastics guidance

Association launches resource for travel companies ABTA has launched new guidance around the use of plastics, helping companies tackle their use of plastics and "develop, plan and monitor their approach to plastic and waste". The…

ABTA Travel Convention: Day two

Destination of 2019 Convention revealed to be Tokyo. The 2019 ABTA Travel Convention will be held in Tokyo, Japan, it has been revealed. The convention will be held on 7-10 October 2019. During the second…

EasyJet willing to work with trade, says CEO

Budget airline chief opens door to trade Johan Lundgren, the CEO of EasyJet, said that the company would work with the trade on EasyJet Holidays, a major focus for the firm going forward. The boss…

ABTA Travel Convention: Day one

Highlights of day one of ABTA's conference in Seville The United Kingdom’s ambassador to Spain congratulated ABTA on its work to restore the reputation of the British tourist during the first day of the ABTA…