The Travel Convention 2012


All the latest news from this year’s Travel Convention in Belek, Turkey, by our reporters Ian Taylor, Lee Hayhurst and Melanie Hall.


Abta Convention


Voting reveals positive industry outlook


Abta ‘lobbying against agents’ interests’, says online boss


UK online agents are world-leading, says takeover specialist


Online agents poised to create their own lobby group


Special report: OTAs use Convention to voice discontent with Abta


Abta working with OFT on members’ protection claims


Worldchoice Plus members to pull out of Abta


A PR plan for disasters is key, convention told


Hoseasons expects support for large-group properties


Choose the ‘right’ type of private equity for your business, delegates told


Industry should sell holidays that ‘broaden the mind’


More personalised travel deals will ‘change business forever’, warns Qubit


Abta boss rejects OTA attack


Thomson plans single pricing and service fees for agencies


Travel Republic boss hails ‘Flight-Plus success’


CAA to begin legal moves against firms flouting Atol rules


Agents are ‘our lifeblood’, says Sheehan


‘We’re selling what customers want, not what we want to sell’, says Lundgren


Consumer trend opportunities discussed at Abta Convention


Packages more popular as DIY holidays decline


‘Internet generation’ still values high street agents, says survey