Breaking Travel News - new website launch - new website launch - New website launches in association with ABTA - The Travel Association. Specialist content provider Absolute Publishing Ltd has launched – in association with ABTA - The Travel Association, a free online, user-friendly destination guide for the travel industry. complements the ABTA Members’ Handbook – published by Absolute Publishing – a previously exclusive trade title with a print history dating back over a decade. The site was built in response to customer feedback requesting online access to the print edition.

The new website is full of useful travel information specific to each destination, including maps, advice, tips and facts. It will be accessible via as well as being a standalone site. It will also incorporate ABTA Magazine content.

Maria Pieri, editorial director, Absolute Publishing Ltd, said: “As the site grows, so will the content on offer online. We’ll be looking to add destination articles, travel highlights, editors’ picks, city guides and ABTA Magazine features. We hope visitors will soon find it to be an essential online travel resource.”

Victoria Bacon, Head of Communications, ABTA – The Travel Association said: “We know that the Handbook is valued by our Members as a very useful source of information on destinations. It makes absolute sense extend this to offer similar content online, in addition to the print edition.”


The website in detail

Destinations: Features a destination finder with every country featured in the Handbook appearing as a listing. Includes Did you know facts such as currency, language and public holidays, Getting there, Getting around, Contact details for the tourist board/embassy, map.
Getting there: Contacts for air, airport, car, coach, cruise, ferry, rail.
Travel extras: Technology, tourist boards, travel health, travel insurance, visa consultancies.
Directory: ABTA’s travel industry partner Members and a whole host of useful contacts.