Westminster Business Forum

Priorities for the UK’s outbound tourism industry post-Brexit - regulation, consumer protection and opportunities for growth

Morning, Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will discuss the future for the UK’s outbound tourism industry.


Delegates will consider key priorities for the sector’s future growth, and how the industry can best respond to Brexit and re-orientate outbound travel markets - including options for expanding tourist flows to non-EU destinations, both current and new. They will also examine the potential implications of Brexit for landing rights, cross border travel and visas, and consumer rights.  


The conference is also timed to discuss latest priorities for international travel markets, as the Government considers feedback from its consultation on the future design and use of UK airspace, and as it develops a new aviation strategy, due to be launched by the end of 2018.


Further sessions will consider significant forthcoming regulatory reforms following the Government’s consultation on changes to Package Travel Regulations, and ahead of the transposition of the European Package Travel Directive - which aims to strengthen consumer protection to incorporate new business models and new methods of buying package holidays.


Speakers and delegates at this conference are expected to be a senior and informed group of around 120 including Members of both Houses of Parliament and government officials involved in this area of public policy, together with representatives from airlines, airports, ferry and cruise operators, ports, tour operators and travel agencies, travel insurance providers, global hotel chains, embassies and tourism agencies, industry groups and trade unions, consumer rights groups as well as lawyers, academics, consultancies and market researchers with an interest in these important issues.



Guest of Honour

Mark Tanzer

Chief Executive, ABTA

Guest of Honour

Mark Tanzer

Chief Executive, ABTA

Chairs

Drew Hendry MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Regional Airports

Luke Pollard MP

Member, Transport Committee

Speaker

Joanna Kolatsis

Partner and Head of Aviation and Travel, Hill Dickinson