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…

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,…