Two additional speakers have been added to the line up for Abta’s second Travel Matters conference in London next month.


The event, that will take place in April 6 at Millbank, will hear from Andrew Hawkins, chairman of polling company ComRes, and Alex Kyriakidis, global managing director for tourism, hospitality and leisure at Deloitte.


Hawkins will talk about transport and taxes and whether the government’s policies in this area are in step with public opinion.


Abta is currently leading a high profile industry campaign calling for A Fair Tax On Flying ahead of an announcement on reformed APD in this month’s budget. Kyriakidis will present his vision on what the short and long term future holds for the travel industry.


The pair join speakers already confirmed for the event including Tui Travel managing director Johan Lundgren, new BA chief executive Keith Williams, secretary of state for transport Philip Hammond MP and Louise Ellman MP, chairman of the Transport Select Committee.


The day-long conference will be moderated by Daisy McAndew, economics editor at ITV News. Abta expects around 200 people to attend the event.