Our Business Travel Members range from large travel management companies to independent specialists, with a combined turnover of £7.5 billion and we provide support to them through a range of services and advice. 

We currently have over 150 Members whose principal activity is the management of business travel, including 37 of the top 50 UK Travel Management Companies (TMCs), according to Buying Business Travel Magazine.

By booking business travel with an ABTA Member, you can be confident that they are a reputable company that:

  • Has passed ABTA’s financial fitness tests, including minimum capital requirements, balance sheet net asset strength and the provision of financial security
  • Adheres to ABTA’s Code of Conduct, so you can expect high service standards and reassurance where regulation doesn’t exist.

New research has found that over four in five (82%) managers with decision-making responsibility, say that membership of ABTA is important or very important when they select a travel management company (TMC). This is even higher than the 73% of the public who regard ABTA membership as essential or important when booking a holiday - find out more here.

We provide support to our Members by:

Helping you to travel with confidence

Booking business travel with an ABTA Member means you can have confidence they are a reputable company that:

  • Has passed ABTA’s financial fitness tests, including minimum capital requirements, balance sheet net asset strength and the provision of financial security
  • Adheres to ABTA’s Code of Conduct, so you can expect high service standards and reassurance where regulation doesn’t exist. 

We provide our ABTA Members with on-going support, enabling them to keep up-to-speed with the latest advice, travel issues and regulatory requirements, including:

  • Access to a team of ABTA experts able to provide advice on key issues such as health and safety, crisis management and sustainability
  • Comprehensive guidance notes and updates via our website that cover the latest regulations and travel industry issues and help ensure our ABTA Members stay compliant
  • A network of business partners that helps to keep our ABTA Members connected.

Providing leadership and support in times of crisis

We ensure our ABTA Members are able to offer support and timely travel information to their staff and customers at home and in destinations by providing them with:

  • 24/7 crisis operational support to Members should their business ever be impacted by a travel incident or crisis
  • Operational bulletins delivering round-the-clock updates via email on breaking travel incidents around the world.

Being the voice of UK travel and tourism

Our policy and public affairs work in the UK and Brussels, means ABTA has a strong voice in Government. We are using this on behalf of our Members and members of the public to:

  • Fight for a reduction in Air Passenger Duty (as a founding member of the A Fair Tax on Flying campaign)
  • Call for additional airport capacity
  • Successfully argue for business travel to be excluded from new Package Travel Directive regulations, limiting the regulatory burden on business.

For more information, see our Industry issues section.

Leading a responsible travel industry

ABTA is committed to responsible tourism and our key initiatives include:

  • Working with governments, destinations, and health and safety experts to raise safety standards in destinations
  • Launching new, comprehensive and easy-to-understand guidance for Members that explains their legal obligations and how to support customers with a disability. We also work with the CAA, DfT and airports on improving the air passenger experience
  • Running a range of programmes to help travel companies run their businesses in a more sustainable way.

For more information, see our Sustainability section.

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Benefits of booking through an ABTA Member for your Business Travel.

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More Information

If you are a business travel company interested in joining ABTA, please go to our Join ABTA page, email joining@abta.co.uk or call 020 3117 0567.

If you want to book your travel through an ABTA Member, please go to our Find a Member page.

If you’re already an ABTA Member and would like to discuss the benefits available to you, please contact the Member and Partner Information line on 020 3117 0597 or email membersinfo@abta.co.uk.