Registration for the ABTA Travel Convention is now open with a discounted early bird registration fee available to delegates. This year’s event will take place in The Azores from October 9-11.


The theme for this year’s convention is ‘The Next Chapter’ and business sessions will focus on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead following global political upheaval and the volatile economic conditions over the last twelve months.

Speakers will provide delegates with a broad vision of the future with tips and insights designed to help support travel businesses as they navigate an ever-changing environment.

The Convention will be held in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, the largest of the nine Azores islands with business sessions taking place at the Teatro Micaelense Cultural and Congress Centre. The new five-star Hotel Azor which overlooks the marina in Ponta Delgada is the main venue for after-hours delegate networking and socialising.

Mark Tanzer, chief executive of the travel association, said: “With Brexit, President Trump and the ongoing security situation dominating the headlines, it is impossible to ignore the impact of world events on the travel industry and we look forward to addressing the most important issues impacting travel businesses at the industry’s flagship event. We also seek to provide inspiration to delegates through a programme of thought-provoking content. All of this will take place in the Azores islands, a truly spectacular setting. This year’s Convention is a chance to see this natural paradise and I would encourage delegates to take advantage of the Early Bird fees.”

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