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ABTA's Future Talent in the Travel Industry

Jul 3rd 2018 - Jul 3rd 2018

ABTA’s practical one-day event focuses on the crucial issue of attracting, nurturing and retaining future talent in the travel industry. Use the day to discuss employability and career opportunities going forward, compare expectations from both industry employers and graduates. Gain an overview of the main issues facing the travel industry now and in the future.
Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG

ABTA's A Beginner's Guide to Travel Law

Jul 5th 2018 - Jul 5th 2018

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, compensation and delay.
ABTA Ltd, 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ

ABTA's Complaints Handling Workshop

Jul 10th 2018 - Jul 10th 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, Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) and arbitration. Benefit from group work, practical exercises, workshops and presentations. Take away your complaints handling workbook and share key learnings with colleagues.
ABTA Ltd, 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ

ABTA's Communicating FCO and other Travel Advice to Customers

Jul 11th 2018 - Jul 11th 2018

It is vital that travel organisations have a procedure in place to receive travel advice and to communicate this advice to customers. This one-day event will look at the best ways of informing customers about the advice pre and post-booking as well as what to do if the advice changes whilst customers are in resort. Delegates will create a toolkit for communicating travel advice to customers. The event will also highlight the importance of having a procedure in place for considerations outside of FCO travel advice, such as building regulations and strikes. Attend to gain an understanding of how you can talk about travel advice and hear examples of organisations that do this effectively. This event aims to raise awareness of the different elements within travel advice. Delegates will hear about ABTA’s role in working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as well as how ABTA builds and gets evidence for its operational bulletins.
Kennedys, 3rd Floor, Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU

Travel Weekly
The Agent Achievement Awards 2018

Jul 12th 2018 - Jul 12th 2018

The best travel agents in the UK will be honoured at the Agent Achievement Awards which continue to be the absolute pinnacle of excellence for the UK travel trade
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London

ITT Summer Party

Jul 12th 2018 - Jul 12th 2018

Annual travel industry event
Central London

Connections Argentina

Aug 26th 2018 - Aug 29th 2018

We are proud to announce our second spotlight event, showcasing the finest high-end Argentinian product. The suppliers attending are only the best companies in luxury travel in Argentina; these include; hotels, boutique hotels, DMC's and destinations. The buyers attending are from over the world. Connections Luxury has shaped the way in which business is conducted around the world. We provide senior travel buyers and suppliers with targeted, experience led 1 to 1 networking opportunities. Available only to global, senior, handpicked buyers and suppliers to create memorable exchanges which lead to long lasting business relationships. We are proud to announce our fourth destination spotlight event introducing global luxury leisure buyers to the finest product Argentinian has to offer.
Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Global Aviation Festival London

Sep 5th 2018 - Sep 7th 2018

Exhibition and award-winning conference that has grown to become one of the largest and most established aviation/travel shows in the world today. The 2018 Festival will be in its 15th year and it continues to grow and attract a large audience of airlines, airports and travel technology companies from around the world. CEOs from easyJet, Emirates, JetBlue, Avianca, Eurowings, Wow Air and many more are joining the Festival in 2018. The conference and exhibition will host over 3000 attendees, 250 speakers and 150 exhibition booths. Over 120 different global airlines are represented every year at this event.
Business Design Centre, Islington, London

OTDYKH International Russian Travel Market

Sep 11th 2018 - Sep 13th 2018

Russia’s leading travel and tourism event, which combines Exhibition and International Tourism Forum Annually event in Moscow is the perfect start for the upcoming winter season on the Russian inbound and outbound market.
Moscow, Russia

PATA Travel Mart 2018

Sep 12th 2018 - Sep 14th 2018

PTM offers delegates a new host destination each year, showcasing the diversity of destinations across the Asia Pacific while bringing together a new set of buyers and sellers to every Mart.
Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC), Langkawi, Malaysia

The Northern Ball

Sep 13th 2018 - Sep 13th 2018

The biggest regional event in the travel industry calendar!
The Point, Manchester

The Digital Travel Marketing Conference – Future Trends & Technologies

Sep 13th 2018 - Sep 13th 2018

27 senior speakers including Kuoni, Tui Group, Virgin Trains, Hotels.com. icelolly.com, Secret Escapes and more as they take to the stage at The Digital Travel marketing Conference – Future Trends & Technologies (13th September, London). Discover how to win travel customers with tech-savvy, on-trend, conversion-boosting social media and digital travel marketing.
London

Connections Switzerland

Sep 16th 2018 - Sep 19th 2018

We are proud to announce our first spotlight event co-organised with Switzerland Tourism showcasing the finest high end Swiss product. The suppliers attending are only the best companies in luxury travel in Switzerland; these include; hotels, boutique hotels, DMC's and destinations. The buyers attending are from over the world. Connections Luxury has shaped the way in which business is conducted around the world. We provide senior travel buyers and suppliers with targeted, experience 1 to 1 networking opportunities. Available only to global, senior, handpicked buyers and suppliers to create memorable exchanges which lead to long lasting business relationships. We are proud to announce our first destination spotlight event introducing global luxury leisure buyers to the finest product Swiss has to offer.
Gstaad Palace, Switzerland

7th Global Summit on Urban Tourism

Sep 16th 2018 - Sep 19th 2018

Annual travel industry global summit.
Seoul, Republic of Korea

Seatrade Cruise Med

Sep 19th 2018 - Sep 20th 2018

Attracting over 2,000 of the cruise industry’s most passionate and talented individuals, there’s no telling what two days at Seatrade Cruise Med could bring to your business. Featuring a showcase exhibition; must-attend conference agenda and unrivaled networking programme, Seatrade Cruise Med is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the Mediterranean's cruise tourism industry.
Lisbon, Portugal

ITT Odyssey Supper

Sep 20th 2018 - Sep 20th 2018

Informal travel industry event that take place in the House of Commons.
House of Commons

ABTA's Advanced Social Media in Travel

Sep 20th 2018 - Sep 20th 2018

Many travel organisations use basic social media but how can you use it more effectively to set yourself apart from your competitors? ABTA’s advanced level social media seminar is for those who have completed our Social Media in Travel course, or those who have a good understanding of social media platforms. A number of social channels will be covered in-depth with a strong focus on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Hear industry examples on how these channels are used and how to make them work for you. You will learn the importance of having a social media strategy for your customers and your employees. There will be discussion on how valuable social influencers can be to your brand and you will learn how to choose the right influencer to connect with your target audience.
Central London

Travel Weekly
TW Roadshow, Manchester

Sep 24th 2018 - Sep 24th 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!
Manchester Parsonage Green Revolution

Travel Weekly
TW Roadshow, Birmingham

Sep 25th 2018 - Sep 25th 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!
Birmingham Revolution

BUY Catalonia

Sep 25th 2018 - Sep 29th 2018

Registrations are now open for the Catalan Tourist Board’s biennial trade event, Buy Catalunya. The event combines a B2B workshop with a mega fam trip, showcasing the wealth of product on offer across the region. The event will bring together over 150 agents and operators from 38 international markets, who will meet with more than 200 Catalan tourism businesses. The workshop is one of the biggest B2B events organised by a regional tourist board in Europe and gives attendees the opportunity to meet with a wide variety of Catalan tourism companies. To mark 2018 as Catalonia’s Year of Cultural Tourism, this year’s event will shine a light on the region’s famous cultural product. Focus will be on the range of world-leading cultural stories, events, traditions and attractions across the region – from ancient Roman remains to Surrealist and Art Nouveau architecture, UNESCO world heritage sites to its dynamic modern art scene. The event will also highlight the diversity of holidays on offer for all audiences across core product themes. The workshop is followed by a mega fam trip where attendees will be given seven different three-day itineraries to choose from. The routes are based on a series of new routes specially created by the Catalan Tourist Board for 2018 and designed to showcase the cultural wealth, heritage and landscapes across the region, as well as the famous Catalan gastronomy and wines.
Tarragona, Catalonia

Travel Weekly
TW Roadshow, Bristol

Sep 26th 2018 - Sep 26th 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!
Bristol Revolution

ABTA's Group Travel and Escorted Tours Conference

Sep 26th 2018 - Sep 26th 2018

ABTA’s second annual Group Travel and Escorted Tours Conferences will focus on how to market, sell and deliver holidays and tours to groups. This year the conference will highlight key trends such as the growing demand for experiential and adventure travel, multi-generational travel, themed, special interest and educational travel and female-only tours.
Central London

Travel Weekly
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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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