The Freedom Travel Group will hold this year’s conference in Bristol.

The event will run on November 28-29 at the Marriott City Centre Hotel and more than 120 agents have already registered.

Speakers will include staff from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Federation of Small Businesses, while headline sponsors include Kuoni, Thomas Cook Group, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises.

Jane Atkins, Freedom’s managing director, said: “This is the third consecutive year that we have remained in the UK for our conference, thanks largely to the success of the previous two years and the positive response from our members.

“Our members are busier than ever, and a UK conference means less time away from their businesses.
“The travel industry has suffered more than most in the last 12 months, with the ongoing impact of the recession – coupled with major and unprecedented incidents such as the volcanic ash cloud, civil unrest and the BA strikes – all negatively affecting bookings.

“The conference is a great opportunity for members to gain advice, not only from inspirational speakers but also from colleagues and peers.”