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Abta reports fewer than 200 places left at its Travel Convention in Croatia in October and is urging anyone who plans to attend to sign up quickly.

Travel association Abta has capped attendance at the convention in Dubrovnik at 600 and reports bookings up on this time a year ago.

An Abta spokeswoman said: “We urge people to get on and book if they want to attend.”

The association has confirmed PwC global head of sustainability services Malcolm Preston as a keynote speaker at the convention.

Preston is well known to Abta audiences, having addressed previous conventions in his former capacity as PwC head of travel and tourism.

However, he now heads a 700-strong team of experts in sustainability and climate change, including more than 100 based in the UK.

Preston will talk about the risks, challenges and opportunities presented by climate change and the impact on businesses.

He will explain what the sector is already doing and what it could do better, outline the resources available and offer case studies of good practice from outside travel.

The convention is scheduled for October 20-22 In Dubrovnik. Preston will speak on the Monday October 21.

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