Transport secretary to speak at Abta's Travel Matters

Transport secretary to speak at Abta's Travel Matters

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin will speak at the Abta Travel Matters conference in central London in June.

Abta announced the transport secretary’s participation this morning, with McLoughlin following his predecessor Justine Greening in speaking at the annual event – now in its fourth year.

McLoughlin will deliver the keynote address at Travel Matters, with the half-day conference due to address the theme: “An Agenda for Growth”.

The half-day conference will include sessions on aviation capacity, the competitiveness of the UK travel sector, the Olympic legacy, and business and consumer confidence.

The transport secretary will speak alongside Abta chief executive Mark Tanzer.

A second keynote speech will be delivered by new Virgin Atlantic chief executive Craig Kreeger, who joined the airline in February.

Tanzer said: “We’re delighted the Secretary of State is joining us at Travel Matters, an event which allows the industry to come together and debate key policy issues.

“Our ‘Agenda for Growth’ theme will inspire discussion around issues central to the industry at the moment.”
Abta said additional speakers would be announced shortly.

Travel Matters will be at the Millbank Media Centre in Westminster on June 26. Attendance is by invitation only.

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