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Triton is to lobby the Government on issues ABTA is unable or unwilling to represent its members on.

Although the consortium expects to continue exerting significant influence within ABTA, it accepts there are certain issues that will split the association’s membership.

Triton does not directly employ anyone to lobby on its behalf but Worldchoice managing director and Triton chairman Colin Heal said the three member consortia have good contacts in political circles and resources will be found on a case-by-case basis.

“On issues where the independent sector has a different view from the multiple sector and ABTA is in a difficult situation, we may use our own lobbying ability,” he said.

However, Heal said Triton has no ambitions to take on any of the regulatory functions ABTA has historically performed, saying the consortium has enough commercial challenges to face.