Abta gains new members ahead of Seville convention

Abta gains new members ahead of Seville convention

Ten new members and five new partners joined Abta over the summer as the association revealed a £1 billion increase in total annual member turnover.

Two are dual members, one is a retail member and seven trade as a principal.

Membership of the travel association remains stable at around 1,200.

Aggregate member turnover has increased to £38 billion, up from £37 billion the previous year, according to Abta ahead of its annual convention in Seville next week.

The range of new members joining in the three months to September offer a variety of travel experiences from sporting breaks, gap years, trips to Australasia and bespoke high-end tours.

New Partners include insurance and technology companies, tourist boards and ground services providers.

Chief executive Mark Tanzer said: “We are delighted to welcome the 15 new Abta members and partners who have joined the Association in the last three months.

“I would encourage them to make full use of the range of services that we offer, which include free legal advice, 24/7 operational bulletins and assistance in a crisis.

Recent research has found that Abta is the most trusted travel scheme in the country, these businesses joining Abta will benefit from the positive associations with Abta and its strong brand.”

Joining Abta as members:

• Belmond Management, principal member
• Venice Simplon-Orient Express, principal member
• Russian National Tourist Office, dual member
• Culsans Gap Travel, principal member
• WD Travel, retail member
• Golfingdays, principal member
• Krishna Holidays principal member
• Exsus Travel, principal member
• All Ways Tailormade Travel, principal member
• Satguru Travel and Tourism, dual member

New partners:
• International Passenger Protection
• Freshworks
• Themis Advisory
• St Lucia Tourist Board
• Serco Caledonian Sleepers

Listen: Abta chief executive Mark Tanzer discusses the themes of this year’s Travel Convention in Seville and answers questions from agent readers in the Travel Weekly podcast

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