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    From July-December 2017, 23 Members and 16 new Partners joined ABTA, with seven dual Members, one retail Member and 15 trading as a Principal. These are a diverse range of new Members offering travel experiences that range from bespoke trips and tours of battlefields to sports, educational and business travel.

    The following companies became ABTA Members between 1 July and 31 December 2017:

    • Caspin Journeys Ltd, ABTA Number Y6447, Principal Member, joined 03/07/2017
    • Northern Star Education Ltd, ABTA Number Y6448, Principal Member, joined 04/07/2017
    • Vivid Travel Ltd, ABTA Number Y6449, Principal Member, joined 17/07/2017
    • The Travel Adventure Ltd, ABTA Number Y6451, Principal Member, joined 01/08/2017
    • ATD Travel Services Ltd, ABTA Number P7161, Y6452, Dual Member, joined 03/08/2017
    • Big Foot Travel Company Ltd, ABTA Number Y6453, Principal Member, joined 15/08/2017
    • Major Travel Plc, ABTA Number P7169, Y6455, Dual Member, joined 23/08/2017
    • Charter Travel LLP, ABTA Number F8106, W0073, Dual Member, joined 01/09/2017
    • Integrated Business Travel Ltd, ABTA Number P7172, Retail Member, joined 01/09/2017
    • Global Educational Travel Ltd, ABTA Number Y6454, Principal Member, joined 01/09/2017
    • Orbit Tours (UK) Ltd, ABTA Number Y6456, P7174, Dual Member, joined 08/09/2017
    • Gazelle Travel Ltd, ABTA Number Y6457, Principal Member, joined 15/09/2017
    • Silverblue Tours Ltd, ABTA Number Y6464, Principal Member, joined 02/10/2017
    • CGT Battlefields Ltd, ABTA Number Y6450, Principal Member, joined 02/10/2017
    • MSG Tours Ltd, ABTA Number Y6465, Principal Member, joined 04/10/2017
    • Simplexity Travel Management Ltd, ABTA Number P7198, Y6468, Dual Member, joined 20/10/2017
    • Emerald Global Ltd, ABTA Number P7208, Y6471, Dual Member, joined 07/11/2017
    • Kingswood Learning & Leisure Group Ltd, ABTA Number Y6473, Principal Member, joined 10/11/2017
    • Kingswood Colomendy Ltd, ABTA Number Y6474, Principal Member, joined 10/11/2017
    • Galloway Coach Travel Ltd, ABTA Number P7219, Y6482, Dual Member, joined 29/11/2017
    • Complete Sports Solutions Ltd, ABTA Number Y6487, Principal Member, joined 30/11/2017
    • Supreme Tours Ltd, ABTA Number Y6490, Principal Member, joined 06/12/2017
    • Orbis Expeditions Ltd, ABTA Number Y6491, Principal Member, joined 13/12/2017

    In the same period, ABTA also welcomed 16 new Partners and continues to widen the range of services and expertise available to ABTA Members through the Partner scheme. 

    • No1 Lounges Ltd, ABTA Number TIP661, joined 07/07/2017
    • South African Tourism, ABTA Number TIP660, joined 07/07/2017
    • Japan National Tourism Organization, ABTA Number TIP662, joined 12/07/2017
    • eMerchantPay Ltd, ABTA Number TIP663, joined 26/07/2017
    • Addison Lee Ltd, ABTA Number TIP664, joined 08/08/2017
    • Philippine Department of Tourism, ABTA Number TIP665, joined 23/08/2017
    • Associação de Turismo dos Açores, ABTA Number TIP666, joined 30/08/2017
    • Whitman Gowdridge Ltd, ABTA Number TIP667, joined 04/09/2017
    • DAC Beachcroft Claims Ltd, ABTA Number TIP668, joined 05/09/2017
    • Weightmans LLP, ABTA Number TIP671, joined 22/09/2017
    • Eurochange Ltd, ABTA Number TIP670, joined 22/09/2017
    • East Berkshire College, ABTA Number TIP669, joined 22/09/2017
    • R.G. Investigations (U.K.) Ltd, ABTA Number TIP672, joined 04/10/2017
    • Singapore Tourism Board, ABTA Number TIP673, joined 11/10/2017
    • University of Derby, ABTA Number TIP674, joined 24/10/2017
    • Training Platform Ltd, ABTA Number TIP675, joined 26/10/2017

    ABTA’s Membership remains stable at around 1,200 Members. Aggregate Member turnover has increased to £37 billion, up from £33.5 billion the previous year.

    Mark Tanzer, ABTA’s Chief Executive said: “It is great to see a diverse range of new Members and Partners join us in 2017 and we look forward to working with them and supporting them throughout the coming year. ABTA continues to work closely with its Members, identifying priority areas for the travel industry and addressing issues on behalf of Members. Last year saw positive strides taken in tackling the rise in holiday sickness scams and we will continue to push for change in 2018. ABTA Membership and our Partner scheme offer a great range of resources which I hope they will take full advantage of.”