The Association of Touring & Adventure Suppliers is hitting the road in 2019, with four regional agent events to support the third annual Atas Conference.

The four Atas Connects events will take place around the country, offering agents the opportunity to hear from supplier members first-hand.

The first event will take place in Newcastle on April 30 and will be followed by Atas Connects roadshows in Sheffield on May 8, Birmingham on June 19 and Romford on October 16.

The locations were selected by the members of the Atas agent engagement committee and represent particular strongholds for the trade.

Details of the Atas Conference are due to be unveiled next month, but the association’s chairman, Paul Melinis, revealed this week that the event would this year take place over two days in Manchester.

Janet Parton, sales director for Cosmos and chairwoman of the Atas agent engagement committee, said: “The growth of Atas in its relatively short history has been phenomenal, and all 28 of our supplier members have reported fantastic support and interest from travel agents.

“After testing the water with our Atas Southern Showcase in London last year, we have decided to extend our programme to four events in 2019, and bring them to areas where we know we will get great engagement from agents who are keen to build their touring and adventure business.”

Sean Webster, Atas account director, added: “We have exciting plans for Atas in the areas of online training and of course our third annual conference, but our members were very clear that they wanted to meet as many agents as possible around the country.

“These Atas Connects events will be fantastic opportunities for established touring and adventure agents and those who are new to the sector to find out more about our members and the incredible product and service they offer around the globe.”

Atas Connects dates

Apr 30 Newcastle
May 8 Sheffield
Jun 19 Birmingham
Oct 16 Romford

To register your interest in attending one of the Atas Connects events, please visit