Counter terrorism training rolled out for Abta members

Abta members and partners will be able to take part in a series of counter terrorism training modules, specifically tailored to the travel industry.

The free training at its upcoming spring meetings is designed to highlight business continuity plans and measures that could be introduced within members and partners’ businesses for staff in both the UK and overseas.

Courses have been set up with the help of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office.

Abta has made the announcement on today’s launch of the new Counter Terrorism Policing campaign ‘Make Nothing Happen’. This is the first public facing campaign from the government’s new brand ‘ACT: Action Counters Terrorism’ and focuses on how the public can help defeat terrorism by reporting suspicious activity to the police.

Abta is encouraging its members to share the #ActionCountersTerrorism hashtag on social media.

Nikki White, Abta director of destinations and sustainability, said: “We believe that the industry has an important role to play in educating staff and customers in how to detect and react to the threat of terrorism and we are working with the National Counter Terrorism Security Office to provide our members with industry training, customer advice and support related to counter terrorism both here and overseas.”

Members and partners who are unable to attend a meeting but are interested in the training can email to register interest.

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