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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…

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…

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…