ABTA head of corporate affairs Keith Betton is
travelling to Orlando this week to finalise the details of the 2004 ABTA
Convention.

Although it will not be confirmed until after the next
ABTA board meeting on September 10, Betton is confident Orlando will be the
chosen destination. “If it doesn’t happen now, I will think I have failed,” he
said.

This will be Betton’s first face-to-face
meeting with the chiefs of the Orlando Visitor and Convention Bureau and the
bosses of the three parks that will be hosting the event – SeaWorld, Walt Disney
World and Universal Orlando.

No one park will dominate the
convention or theme with the welcome party likely to be held at one, the
farewell party at another and an afternoon kept free on the middle day for
delegates to tour the third park.