Institute of Travel and Tourism chairman Steven Freudmann
has rounded on three of the big four for failing to support next
month’s Aspire conference for industry newcomers.

Three hundred delegates have registered for the event, but of
the big four, only Thomas Cook has supported Aspire, taking just 30
places for new staff.

Freudmann said: “It’s disappointing that MyTravel,
TUI and First Choice have spurned the opportunity.”

Aspire takes place at Liverpool’s Adelphi Theatre on March
8 and 9. For details, visit the website at