ABTA to hold its 2023 Travel Convention in Turkey


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Slated to be held between 30 October and 1 November, 2023 it will be held at the all-inclusive The Lugo Hotel. Plans for next year’s convention were announced at the end of this year’s Travel Convention, which was held in Marrakech, Morocco after being postponed during the pandemic. Moderator Chris Ship said delegates will be met at the Turkish luxury, beachfront resort by their own personal ‘joy advisors’.

In his closing remarks at this year’s event, ABTA Chairman Alistair Rowland said: “This has been a standout convention.” Mark Tanzerin, ABTA Chief Executive in his  opening speech at ABTA’s Travel Convention 2022, Marrakech had said , “I do think that in 2023 there will be renewed focus on how money flows through the travel system. A review of the ATOL scheme is already under way, in addition to the Chancellor’s plans, and I know that many travel companies are looking afresh at their payment terms and conditions.

And, finally, I see us having to battle strong economic headwinds for the next year. But we shouldn’t be daunted: as the philosopher Nietzsche said – ‘That which does not destroy you, makes you stronger’. The travel industry has not been destroyed by COVID-19, and we can face the new landscape with renewed ambition and confidence!

ABTA Lifeline raised £32,000 (approx. USD 35,816.16) at the event, including a chunky donation from price comparison site Icelolly. More than £14,000 (approx. USD 15,669.57) was raised by 32 industry colleagues during a charity trek to Mount Toubkal before the convention.

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