The one-day event will be held in London’s Canary Wharf and will also be streamed online
ABTA has released details of its ‘leading the way’ theme for the upcoming Travel Convention on October 13
The event is set to take place both in-person and as a virtual event for the first time this year.
Chris Ship, royal editor at ITV News, will be returning to moderate for the sixth year. Industry leaders and external experts will share thought-provoking material to help attendees envisage the future and be inspired during challenging times.
Organisers of the ABTA event have said: “Since our last in-person Travel Convention in Tokyo, business has been anything but normal.
“As the industry’s leaders, we need to think about the world in which we now find ourselves, as well as the industry we want to build as we emerge from the pandemic and from the many challenges it has created for the travel sector.
“Extraordinary times have called for a different kind of leadership and at this year’s Travel Convention, we will hear from those who have been at the frontline of this crisis, share valuable insights, recognise our achievements in the face of adversity, and be inspired by those with the vision to lead the way forward.
“We will cover topics from new innovations and environmental developments, to changing consumer behaviours and the future world of work – with each session designed to help leaders and their teams to envisage the future and to move on from this time of unprecedented turbulence.”
The one-day event will be held at the East Wintergarden in London’s Canary Wharf while also being streamed online – recognising that the travel and tourism sector is still dealing with the impact of Covid for this year’s convention. Last year’s convention was an entirely virtual event and ABTA will be using the same format for this year.
The event will include a full day of business sessions with a post-event reception in the evening.
The online package, meanwhile, will include live access to all the main stage sessions as well as a digital library of extra content and online networking.
The ABTA Travel Convention 2022 will be taking place in Marrakech, Morocco next spring.
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