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Rachel Johnson to speak at Travel Convention

Journalist and broadcaster Rachel Johnson has been announced as one of the speakers for Abta’s Travel Convention next month.

The event takes place on October 13, as a live conference at East Wintergarden in London’s Canary Wharf and online via a customised digital platform.

Johnson started her career at the Financial Times and has also written for The Telegraph, The Spectator, The Sunday Times and The Big Issue.

Currently the host of Sunday evenings on LBC, Leading Britain’s Conversation, she also has a new LBC podcast on Global Player called Difficult Women, in which she speaks to women who have made waves.

Guests have included Harriet Harman, Baroness Joan Bakewell and Ruby Wax.

For the Travel Convention, Johnson will record an edition of her podcast live on stage at the event, interviewing a high-profile, influential and inspirational woman.


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ITV presenter Chris Ship will again moderate the convention, while the opening and closing remarks will be made by Abta’s chief executive, Mark Tanzer and chairman Alistair Rowland, respectively.

The association’s charity, LifeLine, has 32 places for delegates to take part in ‘Ride for your LifeLine’ on the day before the convention, on Tuesday October 12.

Travel Weekly is trade media partner for the convention – the first to be held in-person in two years due to the pandemic.

The 2022 Travel Convention will take place in Marrakech, Morocco.

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