Actress and campaigner Joanna Lumley will be a keynote speaker at the Advantage Conference in Malaga, which takes place on May 9-12.

Best known for her role in BBC television series Absolutely Fabulous, Lumley was awarded OBE in 1995 and in January was presented with a special recognition award at the National Television Awards.

She also has a connection to the travel industry having appeared in the documentaries Joanna Lumley in the Land of the Northern Lights, Joanna Lumley’s Nile and Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey.

Colin O’Neill, sales and marketing director at Advantage Travel Centres, said: “I think Advantage Conference delegates will be particularly keen to hear about her work with the Gurkha Welfare Trust, when she was successful in personally lobbying government to recognise the rights of Gurkha residents in the UK.

“Above all, Joanna is an extremely popular and respected figure and I am sure everyone listening to her speak will be moved and inspired by learning more about the life and times of Joanna Lumley.”