Abta opened registration for The Travel Convention 2019 in Tokyo today (Friday) for those who have pre-booked and paid a deposit.

Delegates who took advantage of its Early Bird fee have two weeks to complete their registration to get the first choice of flights to Tokyo with Japanese carrier ANA.

Abta will then open registration to all. All 200 Early Bird places were reserved within days of Abta announcing Tokyo as the destination for the October event.

The convention will coincide with the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan (September 20 to November 2), meaning those who register late could find flights and hotels booked by fans.

Economy return fares with ANA are £599 direct from Heathrow and £449 indirect. The direct flights operate to Tokyo Haneda airport, a 30-minute transfer to the convention hotel, whereas flights via the continent operate to Tokyo Narita, 90 minutes away.

Early Bird bookers can book a flight upon completing their registration and receiving confirmation. Registration will open to all others on February 15.

Delegates will all stay at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa next to the convention centre, one of three properties in the Prince Hotels & Resorts complex close to Tokyo’s Shinagawa rail station.

The Travel Convention 2019 website went live on January 28, with details of the venue, registration and flights.

The October 7-9 convention features a welcome party on the Monday evening, business sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday and a farewell party on Wednesday night. A choice of fam trips will be available to Abta members, as well as pre and post‑tours for all attendees.

Travel Weekly is pleased to be the Travel Convention’s trade media partner once again this year.

Find out more: thetravelconvention.com