Abta News

Etihad welcomes ABTA to Abu Dhabi with digital first message

Etihad welcomes ABTA to Abu Dhabi with digital first message

Etihad Airways chief executive, Peter Baumgartner, addressed the annual Travel Convention summit in Abu Dhabi earlier and took the opportunity to underline to conference delegates how the airline will continue to be a leader in the development of the aviation sector, through its approach to innovation and technological advancement. The airline continues to invest in a next-generation fleet and is expected to take delivery of its first Airbus 350 in 2017.

Tourism bodies seek to quell consumer fears over Brexit

Tourism bodies seek to quell consumer fears over Brexit

With the peak travel season about to begin, British holidaymakers are set to discover the immediate effects of the vote to the Leave the European Union, with the pound falling and prices increasing abroad. ABTA has assured travellers that there will be no immediate change in European regulations in the face of the UK vote to exit the European Union, claiming: “People due to travel this summer will see little changes to their holiday.

ABTA boosted by new members

ABTA boosted by new members

ABTA welcomed 11 new Members, five trading as duals, five trading as principals and one trading as a retail Member. Additionally, 10 new Partners joined the association from 1 January to 31 March 2016.

ABTA advises holidaymakers to book early

ABTA advises holidaymakers to book early

7th Feb 2016 Tourism News

The Travel Association is advising holidaymakers to book their summer holidays early this year after new figures show a 6% year on year increase in bookings for overseas summer holidays with substantial increases for Spain (27%) and Portugal (32%), with Cyprus (14%) and Malta (15%) also selling well. Bookings to Greece are at similar levels to 2015 as are those to the USA.

ABTA names Abu Dhabi ‘destination to watch’ for 2016

ABTA names Abu Dhabi ‘destination to watch’ for 2016

2nd Jan 2016 Tourism News

ABTA’s Travel Trends Report 2016 has revealed the ’12 Destinations to watch’ for 2016. The report, released in association with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office also highlights emerging and key trends in travel which will influence holiday habits in the year ahead.

Etihad Airways to welcome ABTA Travel Convention to Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways to welcome ABTA Travel Convention to Abu Dhabi

ABTA – The Travel Association, has revealed that Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and its national airline Etihad Airways, will host the association’s Travel Convention in 2016. The convention will take place from October 10th-12th, 2016, at the Yas Viceroy Hotel on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s hub of leisure, sports and retail activities.

New appointment for ABTA

New appointment for ABTA

19th Apr 2015 Tourism News

ABTA has appointed Victoria Bacon as Head of Brand and Business Development with effect from 13 April. Following a review of ABTA’s current and future needs, the Head of Brand and Business Development will focus on the development of the ABTA Travel with confidence brand, and on ABTA’s commercial activities as well as directing the communications function.