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