Abta is releasing a limited number of tickets to its annual Travel Matters policy conference for the first time.

The move comes in response to demand for places at what has traditionally been an invitation-only event.

Travel Matters 2017 will take place on June 28 at RSA House, London with a theme of ‘Redrawing the Map’.

The morning event will focus on crucial policy matters including the aftermath of the general election and the Brexit vote.

Travel specific issues such as the rise in holiday sickness claims, announcements on airport capacity and the new Package Travel Regulations will also be discussed.

Kevin Rousell, head of claims management regulation at the Ministry of Justice will be joining a panel on holiday sickness.

Recently announced speakers include Miriam González Durántez, a Partner of international law firm Dechert LLP who will explore the European perspective on Brexit.

Deloitte’s Alistair Pritchard will be looking at the challenges and opportunities facing our industry.

Abta chief executive Mark Tanzer said: “We are delighted to offer ticketed places to Travel Matters and hope travel industry employees will take advantage of the opportunity to be able to attend this year’s event.

“Taking place soon after the general election and one year on from the EU referendum, Travel Matters couldn’t present a more timely opportunity for industry and government to discuss the issues important to travel businesses.”

Tickets can be booked here.