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Atas conference

Oct 1st 2018 - Oct 31st 2018

*Date and venue TBC* Event to include immersive and experiential trade show, advice on how to sell touring and adventure holidays, gala dinner and awards
TBC

A Beginner's Guide to Travel Law - Bristol

Oct 2nd 2018 - Oct 2nd 2018

2018 is a year of major regulatory change for the travel industry. Understand what the new Package Travel and ATOL regulations mean for your business. What adjustments do you need to make and how will your liabilities change? ABTA’s core-skills workshop is aimed at travel industry professionals who require a basic understanding of travel law. This practical one-day seminar provides a comprehensive, introductory-level overview of key legal issues, including contracting in light of the new regulations, GDPR, claims handling and compensation and delay.
The Doubletree by Hilton, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS1 6NJ

PATA Indochina Roadshow

Oct 2nd 2018 - Oct 2nd 2018

Join us for PATA’s Indochina Roadshow offering you the chance to learn about the fantastic destinations, hotels, tours and airlines servicing the whole Indochina region. With a speed-dating format, you will circulate around the room visiting all of our fantastic suppliers to get an insight into some of the wonderful product on offer in the region.
One Alfred Place, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 7EB

ABTA's Business Travel Risk Management Seminar: Protecting Your Travelling Employees

Oct 3rd 2018 - Oct 3rd 2018

ABTA’s one day seminar will bring together corporate travel managers, Travel Management Companies (TMCs) and experts in travel security and risk. Whether you are a small or large company, a TMC or a supplier, attend to learn how to put a travel risk plan in place, and how to take it to the next level. Identify, assess and mitigate the risks facing travelling employees and integrate your plan throughout the whole organisation.
Central London

International Tourism Security Summit (ITSS)

Oct 7th 2018 - Oct 9th 2018

The Israel Ministry of Tourism, the Jerusalem Development Authority and The Israel Incoming Tour Operators Association joined forces to initiate the International Tourism Security Summit (ITSS) to be held on October 7-9, 2018 in Jerusalem. ITSS is a wide platform for major decision-makers in tourism and destination marketing, in which knowledge and experience will be shared, ideas will be exchanged and mutual learning will occur so that each attendee will gain a ready to use toolkit to be taken back home and implemented. This pioneering summit looks at the intersections of tourism with security and crises, with regards to crisis management, crisis communication, destination image management and recovery marketing. The summit is a meeting place for any travel and tourism decision maker, marketer, operator and security professional that may be affected by a crisis or a security event.
Inbal Jerusalem Hotel, 3 Ze'ev Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem, 92145, Israel

The ABTA Convention

Oct 8th 2018 - Oct 10th 2018

The UK travel industry’s flagship event; providing inspiration to delegates through an outstanding programme of thought-provoking content, to challenge the way they think and approach their business. The Convention also provides time for delegates to network with peers and experts working with the industry, helping them to develop a successful and sustainable travel business.
Seville, Spain

Prime Travel Market Azerbaijan (Autumn Edition)

Oct 9th 2018 - Oct 9th 2018

Prime Travel Market 2018 Autumn Edition On October 9, 2018, JW Marriott Absheron will host the third exclusive exhibition –«Prime Travel Market». The event is organized by the «The Prime Consulting» in a partnership with the Association of Tourism of Azerbaijan. The event will consist of several parts, during which participants and guests will be able to communicate and establish partnership relations. The project is designed to be an effective communication platform for tourism representatives and an arena for the presentation of foreign, local solutions and innovations for the tourism industry. The exhibitors of the event will be 5* hotels, exclusive resorts, worldwide hotel chains, unique boutique hotels, airlines, cruise companies, DMCs and luxury tour operators, travel agencies, first-class concierge companies for a unique trip and etc. The event will preserve its creative and innovative spirit and provide a platform for visitors and exhibitors not only to establish and strengthen partnership relations but also for exchanging experiences and ideas for the development of further cooperation.
JW Mariott Absheron Group

Broadway Travel 70th Anniversary Conference

Oct 14th 2018 - Oct 17th 2018

Annual travel industry conference - providing great networking opportunities. Guest speaker - Amar Latif, Traveleyes founder.
Sheraton Riviera Hotel, Dubrovnik

ABTA's Data Protection and Management in Travel Post-GDPR - London

Oct 16th 2018 - Oct 16th 2018

This one-day practical event will improve your understanding of data protection, management and security post-GDPR. Attend this seminar to hear travel related scenarios and practical examples from peers within the travel industry. Hear travel businesses talk about their journey towards compliance and how they have changed the handling of data in their sales, bookings, marketing and supplier contract processes. Learn how data protection affects different departments within your business including customer complaints, human resources, marketing and finance. Understand what adjustments need to be made to ensure GDPR compliance. Hear about the latest cyber security threats, and how to manage potential security breaches.
Central London

PATA Big Quiz Manchester

Oct 16th 2018 - Oct 16th 2018

Ever wanted to be on a TV Gameshow? Well the PATA Big Quiz is the next best thing. Big Quiz is our boldest quiz format yet! You will have the chance to put forward a team to go head to head with rival operators to win big prizes! With a professional quiz master, picture rounds and quiz questions to answer against the clock, The Big Quiz will be a fast-paced and exciting team event! Testing your knowledge of some of Asia Pacific’s key destinations including Australia, Thailand, Macao, Taiwan and New Zealand, and supported by China Airlines, this is a spectacular evening not to be missed. Register individually or as a team!
Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BT

Complaints Handling Workshop – Manchester

Oct 17th 2018 - Oct 17th 2018

ABTA’s Complaints Handling Workshop is ideal for those who handle or receive complaints on a regular basis and want a wider awareness and understanding of the complaint handling process. This core skills workshop will give you the crucial skills to help you deal with complaints effectively, including written and verbal complaint handling techniques. Hear best practice for responding to complaints across a variety of channels. Gain insight into ABTA’s Code of Conduct and the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) service available to you. Benefit from group work, practical exercises, workshops and presentations. Take away your complaints handling workbook and share key learnings with colleagues.
Central Manchester

ABTA's Employment Law for Travel Employers - London

Oct 17th 2018 - Oct 17th 2018

Employment law is constantly changing. It’s vital that travel employers keep up-to-date with these changes to ensure they are compliant with new legislation and able to handle the realities of today’s workplace. Gender pay gap reporting, the Posted Workers Directive, GDPR, and the #metoo campaign are just a few of the latest developments to impact travel industry employers. ABTA’s new practical workshop will provide up-to-date and accurate advice on employment law and how you can apply legal principles at work. Attend this event to ensure you have effective policies and processes covering data protection, holidays, working hours and pay, equality, diversity, discipline and grievance, employment tribunals and more.
ABTA Ltd, 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ

EyeforTravel North America

Oct 18th 2018 - Oct 19th 2018

Bringing together travel's most influential executives to discuss the industry's pressing questions. The summit will cover distribution, marketing, travel technology, data analytics, revenue management, partnerships and more! Discover the formula to own the booking. The business models of travel brands are constantly changing to reflect new technology and consumer trends. Be part of the evolving conversation at EyeforTravel North America 2018. Join over 400 attendees as we tackle challenges and work towards one common goal: delivering a friction-less customer experience.
Mandalay Bay, 3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, 89119, United States

EyeforTravel North America

Oct 18th 2018 - Oct 19th 2018

Bringing together travel's most influential executives to discuss the industry's pressing questions. The summit will cover distribution, marketing, travel technology, data analytics, revenue management, partnerships and more! Discover the formula to own the booking. The business models of travel brands are constantly changing to reflect new technology and consumer trends. Be part of the evolving conversation at EyeforTravel North America 2018. Join over 400 attendees as we tackle challenges and work towards one common goal: delivering a friction-less customer experience.
Mandalay Bay, 3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, 89119, United States

Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific

Oct 23rd 2018 - Oct 25th 2018

Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific is Asia Pacific’s leading cruise industry event and gateway for the international cruise community. Welcoming over 900 attendees, the event brings together a network of powerful industry influencers and cruise line executives to China for three unmissable days. As the popularity of cruise in Asia continues to soar, Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific will become more than just a cruise conference. This is your platform to learn, network and discover new partnership opportunities. Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific is the cruise industry's event of choice - so if you're serious about doing business in this exciting region, this event is your stage.
The Delta Hotels by Marriott, Baoshan, Shanghai

Connections Adventure

Oct 28th 2018 - Oct 31st 2018

Connections Adventure is the global networking event series exclusively for experts in Luxury travel adventure experiences. We bring together a handpicked group of delegates to learn from our up-to-the-minute educational content about high-end adventure travel, to discuss about the trends and challenges facing the market place with their peers, and to do business in an environment that leads to longer-lasting business relationships.
Intercontinental Ljubljana, Slovenia

ABTA's Health and Safety Auditing in Travel - London

Oct 30th 2018 - Oct 30th 2018

ABTA’s Health and Safety Auditing in Travel workshop will provide an overview on how to effectively manage the auditing process within your product portfolio to help minimise the risk for your customers on holiday. Delegates will explore health and safety assessments and defect management and how to escalate defects within your portfolio. You will receive advice and guidance on how to conduct supplier health and safety assessments, manage defects and how to escalate defects within your portfolio. You will have the opportunity to take part in practical exercises, and hear how best to manage your auditing process.
ABTA Ltd, 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ

ABTA's The Package Travel Regulations: Preparing for 2019 – London

Oct 30th 2018 - Oct 30th 2018

ABTA’s timely event will provide an update on the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations, helping businesses to prepare ahead of the 2019 sales period. The new regulations came into force on 1 July 2018. 4 months on, the event is a chance for ABTA Members and the wider travel industry to take stock, question the experts and raise any common issues they are facing. Bringing together regulators, legal, travel and ABTA experts, the conference will look at how businesses are managing their new liabilities, as a travel agent, package organiser and when selling Linked Travel Arrangements or business travel. There will be guidance for tour operators, OTAs, travel agents and TMCs.
K&L Gates, One New Change, London, EC4M 9AF

ABTA's Claims Handling Manchester

Oct 31st 2018 - Oct 31st 2018

After the success of our first claims handling seminar, we are taking the event to Manchester in October. This one-day seminar will deliver practical guidance to help travel industry professionals gain a wider understanding of how to manage the claims they receive. The event will cover three types of litigation: breach of contract, accident on holiday and illness on holiday claims. Delegates will have the opportunity to take part in three different practical exercises, as well as hearing advice on their legal obligations from expert speakers.
Central Manchester

ABTA's Crisis Management Communications - London

Oct 31st 2018 - Oct 31st 2018

If a natural disaster, terror attack, sickness outbreak or other crisis happens tomorrow, are you prepared? Do you have an effective strategy in place to manage the media and keep key stakeholders up to date? This interactive and skills-based seminar provides you with insights and techniques to help you manage your business pre, during and post crisis, and all content is tailored for the travel industry.
ABTA Ltd, 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ

SPAA Annual Travel Awards 2018

Nov 1st 2018 - Nov 1st 2018

Travel industry annual awards event.
Doubletree by Hilton, Glasgow
http://www.spaa.org jhogarth@spaa.org

World Travel Market

Nov 5th 2018 - Nov 7th 2018

Leading annual event for the global travel industry.
ExCel, London

ABTA's Consumer Law in the Marketing and Selling of Holidays - London

Nov 8th 2018 - Nov 8th 2018

ABTA’s one-day seminar provides practical guidance for travel businesses on the latest consumer protection legislation surrounding the marketing and selling of holidays. The event will walk you through the regulations ­– what the law says, how it applies to the travel industry and examples of compliant selling and marketing practices. Speakers will cover topics including digital marketing practices, card payment costs and reviews of card acquiring services, the impact of the new PTRs, Consumer Rights Act and the BCAP and CAP Codes.
Central London

ABTA's The UK Holiday Market - Birmingham

Nov 13th 2018 - Nov 13th 2018

The UK travel market is seeing real growth with global, social and economic factors resulting in a record high for inbound tourism, and an increase in domestic tourism and staycations. This practical one-day event will increase your understanding of key trends in the UK holiday market so that you can improve your product offering and marketing to customers. Look at ways to embrace new product trends, reach hot destinations and attract new markets including inbound and the youth market. Learn how wider UK tourism stakeholders and partners can work together to capitalise on the growth and deliver better holidays. Get the latest update on key legislation affecting the UK holiday market including the accessibility requirements and the Package Travel Regulations.
Birmingham

PATA Limerick Quiz Night

Nov 13th 2018 - Nov 13th 2018

Fancy a night out with your colleagues, the chance to learn more about the Pacific Asia region and go head-to-head with your rival travel agents? Then join us for PATA’s first Limerick Quiz Night! We will be serving food and drink throughout the night, you will have the chance to win spectacular prizes and the opportunity to meet with some of Asia Pacific’s key suppliers including Tourism Australia, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, ICS Travel and Qantas. This fun and educational quiz will be a great evening to test your knowledge with friends and colleagues, and learn about some of the very best Asia Pacific destinations.
Limerick

Taste of PATA Dublin

Nov 14th 2018 - Nov 14th 2018

Join the PATA UK and Ireland Chapter for an event like no other - a chance to experience a 'taste' of the Pacific Asia region, from New Zealand to Thailand, Australia to Macau. At the event you can expect to meet over 15 suppliers and enjoy a variety of food, drink and entertainment. You are encouraged to visit each supplier in order to be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win a selection of prizes! Be prepared for food, drinks, traditional dancing and dress, games and much more as each destination will be offering a 'taste' of what their country has to offer.
4 Dame Lane, Dublin 2, Ireland

ABTA's Social Media in Travel - London

Nov 15th 2018 - Nov 15th 2018

ABTA's practical one-day introductory social media seminar has been designed specifically for tour operators and travel agents. The day will deliver comprehensive guidance on the opportunities and challenges of social media for travel. Hear expert speakers discuss topics such as how to track social media metrics to improve performance, building brand loyalty and the art of selling on social. There will be a focus on future digital marketing trends and the impact these could have on travel.
Central London

PATA Belfast Quiz Night

Nov 15th 2018 - Nov 15th 2018

Fancy a night out with your colleagues, the chance to learn more about the Asia Pacific region and go head to head against your rival travel agents? The join us for the Belfast Quiz Night! We will be serving food and drink throughout the night, you will have the chance to win spectacular prizes and the opportunity to meet with some of Asia Pacific’s key suppliers including: Tourism Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tahiti, Western Australia, ICS Travel, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. This fun and educational quiz will be a great evening to test your knowledge with friends and colleagues, and learn about some of the very best Asia Pacific destinations.
Belfast

Travel Weekly
Travolution Awards

Nov 19th 2018 - Nov 19th 2018

Unique in recognising companies, brands and individuals who excel in the fields of online travel distribution, digital marketing and technology.
The Troxy, London

ABTA's Apprenticeships in the Travel Industry - London

Nov 20th 2018 - Nov 20th 2018

This practical one-day conference looks at how the travel industry can invest in apprenticeships to future-proof workforces in companies, big or small. Attend this event to get to grips with the practicalities of delivering apprenticeships including understanding funding, choosing a training provider, meeting the 20% off-the-job training requirement and attracting and retaining the best talent.
ABTA Ltd, 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ

High Tech Travel Expo

Nov 23rd 2018 - Nov 24th 2018

High-Tech Travel Expo Turkey is strong business to business technology event for all, who owns, manages or related to hotels, serviced apartments, motels and others accommodation properties from one hand and digital, social marketing, mobile, e-commerce and payments, data and loyalty, distribution, revenue management and pricing, travel technology service providers from other.
Istanbul, Turkey

Albania Tourism Investment Summit

Nov 26th 2018 - Nov 27th 2018

The Albania Tourism Investment Summit is the Official Summit for the Albanian Tourism sector, organised with the full cooperation and presence of the Albanian Ministry of Tourism and Environment. The event will take place at Tirana, Albania on 26-27 November 2018. Meet with high-level decision-makers and hear exclusive updates from Hotel Chains, the Ministry and key service companies on attractive tourism investment incentives, the large demand for tourism services and hotel franchise opportunities. The Albania Tourism Investment Summit is the ideal place to meet new contacts and develop your tourism business in Albania.
Mak Hotel, Tirana, Albania

ABTA's Delivering Customer Service Excellence - Manchester

Nov 28th 2018 - Nov 28th 2018

This popular one-day event explores how you can drive business growth and improve brand loyalty by delivering excellent customer service. Whether your customer is travelling for business or pleasure, the service they receive both prior to and post-departure will determine whether they return to use your services again. For new customers, improved customer service may also be the deciding factor on how likely they are to complete the booking with you, directly impacting your sales.
Central Manchester

EyeforTravel Amsterdam

Nov 28th 2018 - Nov 29th 2018

The Industry's Chosen Themes: Smart Travel Analytics: From turning GDPR into a loyalty-driver, creating an unstoppable data team to stopping analysis paralysis dead in its tracks, no data stone will be left unturned. Technology: For amazing UX through app, voice and mobile touchpoints, your first steps in inducting AI professionals into your business, to sourcing the real value in blockchain, look no further.
Hotel Novotel Amsterdam City,10 Europaboulevard,Amsterdam,1083 AD,Netherlands

ABTA's The Over 50s Holiday Market- London

Nov 29th 2018 - Nov 29th 2018

The over 50s holiday market is lucrative and growing fast. ABTA’s Over 50s Holiday Market conference, now in its third year, will focus on key trends, travel insights and innovations for the over 50s. Discover the importance of segmenting the market, including new ideas for reaching and engaging the over 50s and the over 70s, and which channels to use. Hear about key product trends, the rise of domestic tourism and how overseas destinations are working to attract this market. There will also be a focus on trends such as adventure travel, multi-generational holidays and the solo traveller.
News UK, 3 London Bridge, London, SE1 9SG

Travel Weekly
TW Roadshow, Liverpool

Dec 3rd 2018 - Dec 3rd 2018

Exclusively for frontline agents, the roadshows provide an opportunity to network with each supplier, gaining product knowledge and answering key questions for the prize draw - fantastic prizes to be won!
Liverpool Revolution

PATA Big Quiz London

Dec 3rd 2018 - Dec 3rd 2018

Ever wanted to be on a TV Gameshow? Well the PATA Big Quiz is the next best thing. Big Quiz is our boldest quiz format yet! You will have the chance to put forward a team to go head to head with rival operators to win big prizes! With a professional quiz master, picture rounds and quiz questions to answer against the clock, The Big Quiz will be a fast-paced and exciting team event! Testing your knowledge of some of Asia Pacific’s key destinations including Australia, Macao, Taiwan and New Zealand, and supported by Qantas and China Airlines, this is a spectacular evening not to be missed. Register individually or as a team!
Tanner Warehouse, 50 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3UD

Travel Weekly
TW Roadshow, Leeds

Dec 4th 2018 - Dec 4th 2018

Exclusively for frontline agents, the roadshows provide an opportunity to network with each supplier, gaining product knowledge and answering key questions for the prize draw - fantastic prizes to be won!
Leeds Revolucion de Cuba

Travel Weekly
TW Roadshow, Newcastle

Dec 5th 2018 - Dec 5th 2018

Exclusively for frontline agents, the roadshows provide an opportunity to network with each supplier, gaining product knowledge and answering key questions for the prize draw - fantastic prizes to be won!
Newcastle Yates

ABTA's Complete Guide to VAT and TOMS in Travel - London

Dec 5th 2018 - Dec 5th 2018

The Tour Operators Margin Scheme (TOMS) is an EU wide simplification measure that protects tour operators from having to register for VAT in every member state in which they operate. If your business buys-in and re-sells travel, accommodation and certain other travel services as a principal to a consumer within the EU, then you have to use the TOMS to account for your VAT. ABTA’s one-day seminar will give you a comprehensive guide to what this means and how TOMS VAT is calculated. This event will give you an overall understanding of VAT in travel before looking in detail at TOMS itself where delegates will hear about the importance of TOMS, what the current legal issues regarding TOMS are and how TOMS interacts with accounting requirements.
Central London

PATA Christmas Lunch 2018

Dec 13th 2018 - Dec 13th 2018

The PATA Christmas lunch needs little introduction! Get your singing voices ready for carols, and have a chance to let your hair down at the end of a busy year with industry colleagues and friends. Hosting packages will be available for those who would like to host a table of their key partners. To book tickets or to sponsor a table, please contact us on info@pata.org.uk
One Whitehall Ct, Westminster, London SW1A 2EJ

The future for the UK’s outbound tourism industry - Brexit, consumer priorities and sector growth

Mar 14th 2019 - Mar 14th 2019

This seminar is bringing together stakeholders from across the sector with policymakers to assess the key growth areas for outbound tourism - and provide an industry insight on how the sector can adapt to emerging economic, social, political, environmental and technological trends. Following a time of uncertainty for the tourism industry it will be an opportunity to discuss how the industry can remain competitive, priorities for consumer protection and the future of Europe as a major travel destination. With the expected publication of the Government’s Aviation Strategy attendees will examine its proposals aimed at improving passenger experience, fostering competition and increasing international travel capacity. Delegates will assess what is needed to support the increasing growth of the industry in terms of removing barriers to competition, and increasing the capacity and connectivity of airports, while also ensuring the sustainability of the sector.
Central London

International Media Marketplace (IMM) UK

Mar 25th 2019 - Mar 25th 2019

IMM is established as the leading event for travel and tourism brands to meet the media. Exhibitors each enjoy a dedicated branded exhibition stand where they can meet top travel journalists, editors and broadcasters to discuss their news, events and developments. As a single-day networking and relationship-building opportunity for journalists and travel & tourism brands, IMM is unrivalled. IMM 2018 played host to over 7000 pre-scheduled meetings between 167 companies and 300 journalists. Over 100 new journalists are welcomed to IMM each year. Over 50% of IMM exhibitors return each year. We look forward to welcoming you to the QEII Centre, London, on 25 March 2019!
QEII Centre, London