ABTA to host one-day domestic conference

ABTA is to hold a one day Travel Matters conference on Thursday, June 3 in London.

The conference, which will be held at the Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster, will be open to 300 delegates from the travel industry, press and government.

With a more political focus than the annual convention, the event will include a number of discussion groups as well as plenary sessions..

The day will finish with a Diamond Reception, where delegates can network and celebrate ABTA’s sixtieth anniversary.

ABTA chief executive Mark Tanzer said: “Travel Matters is part of a family of events organised by ABTA to enable the travel industry to understand, debate and tackle the pressing issues ahead of us.

“There is a real appetite for an event that brings together industry practitioners and the wider group of stakeholders who are so important to us. This first conference will hold special significance because of the general election, but I hope and fully expect that Travel Matters will become an established part of the travel industry calendar every year.”

ABTA head of public affairs Luke Pollard said: “The way the travel industry will be regulated or taxed will be up for grabs with a new government, and we need to use the Travel Matters conference to decide how we respond.”

Online registration for Travel Matters will open on Monday,  March 8.


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