The group travel and escorted tours market is evolving quickly. Are you keeping pace with this growing and lucrative market?
ABTA’s second annual Group Travel and Escorted Tours Conferences will focus on how to market, sell and deliver holidays and tours to groups. This year the conference will highlight key trends such as the growing demand for experiential and adventure travel, multi-generational travel, themed, special interest and educational travel and female-only tours.
Attend our practical one-day event to hear about effective sales initiatives, marketing and social media campaigns and engagement with trade and Group Tour Organisers (GTOs) to reach a wider audience. Look at ways to embrace speciality markets, attract new traveller types and cater for this diverse market. Learn how to work with airlines, hotels, tourist boards and other partners to ensure a ‘group friendly’ experience. Attract a more independently-minded customer by designing tailor-made and customisable itineraries.
- Moderator: Giles Hawke, Chief Executive, Cosmos and Chairman, The Association of Touring and Adventure Suppliers (ATAS)
- Wendy Hartley-Scarff, CEO, Association of Group Travel Organisers (AGTO)
- Brian Young, Managing Director EMEA, G Adventures
- Jim Eite, Product & Commercial Director, Exodus
- Andrew Appleyard, Head of International Sales & Business Development, Exodus
- Andy Squirrell, Managing Director, Titan Travel
- Miles Morgan, Managing Director, Miles Morgan Travel
- John Corellis, Senior Account Manager, Accord Marketing
- Luke Golding, Associate Solicitor, Travlaw
Additional speakers will be confirmed shortly.
The event is ideal for tour operators and travel agents offering group tours and travel, and those considering diversifying into group travel. Travel industry partners such as airlines, train operators, hotels and tourist boards will also find the event useful.
- Managing directors, executive directors, senior managers
- Group travel and tailor made teams
- Tour managers
- Marketing and sales teams
- Product and commercial teams
- Operations teams, health and safety and legal teams
ABTA Member/ABTA Partner* rate – £249 plus VAT
Non-Member rate – £369 plus VAT
Group booking discounts
Book three places and get 50% off the third place.
Book five places and get the fifth place free.
(This discount will be automatically applied when you book online).
*To qualify for the ABTA Member/Partner discount you must have a current ABTA Member/Partner number or your application must be in progress when the event takes place.
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Exodus Travels love adventure – there’s something about the feeling of visiting a new country, culture or environment that just can’t be beaten. Since 1974, when we first took a group to the Himalaya we have curated and delivered thousands of exceptional holidays. Walking and cycling tours, breath-taking wildlife encounters, winter activities, cultural journeys and Polar expeditions for group or solo travellers, and families alike. Exodus is the global leader in specialist active and adventure travel with over 600 guided and self-guided products across 7 continents, a strong tailormade offering and exceptional operational delivery (NPS >75%).
G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the widest selection of affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions to more than 100 countries on all continents. It was the first adventure travel company to offer 100% guaranteed departures in 2013. Powered by an international team of passionate travellers, the award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travellers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. The intimate, authentic and sustainable approach to small-group travel introduces travellers to the highlights of a destination while offering the freedom to explore it on their own. Whatever age, interest, ability or budget, G Adventures has a genuine life-changing experience.
Accord is the UK's leading travel marketing agency. Founded in 1988, we regularly work with over 150 clients operating in every sector of travel, tourism, hospitality and leisure. Everything we do is brilliantly joined-up, achieving real results by using the right channels, targeting the right audiences and developing the right strategy.
Titan is one of the UK’s leading escorted holiday companies, with 40 years of experience and the largest product range with more than 400 itineraries across the globe. From rail journeys and river cruises, to small-group adventures and trips exclusively for solo travellers. Every holiday comes with their award-winning Titan touches including unrivalled door-to-door transfers with no mileage restrictions, airport meet-and-greet service and wide range of regional flight options. Expert Titan Tour Managers keep everything running smoothly and a host of included excursions allow travellers to get the most out of every holiday with a truly unforgettable experience. With a dedicated Agency Sales team of nine, Titan are very trade friendly offering trade brochures, Freephone numbers, incentives, FAM trips and six Area Managers who are on hand to offer support with training, joint events and marketing.
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ANA - All Nippon Airways is the largest airline in Japan and one of only ten airlines to have been awarded the 5-star rating from Skytrax. ANA was named ‘Best Business Airline of the Year’ at Business Travel Awards 2018. Operating daily from London Heathrow to Haneda, Tokyo’s most central airport, ANA flies on 85 international routes and 116 domestic routes. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint-ventures with Lufthansa and Swiss International Airlines on Japan-Europe routes and with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes.
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