ABTA has called an Extraordinary General Meeting for November 4 to decide the future of the association.

The Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Councils are both expected to rubber stamp the blueprint for the future later this week. A vote will then be held with the result announced at the EGM.

But chief executive Ian Reynolds admitted that should ABTA not get the required 75% support needed to overhaul its structure, a poll vote will be held which gives members a number of votes in relation to their subscriptions.

Reynolds said he did not expect any eleventh hour opposition from TAC or TOC.”I have no doubt it will create discussion, but only on technical issues such as wording the new articles of association,” he said.

The new-look ABTA, which will see TAC and TOC replaced by an enlarged board, will come into being next April.