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ABTA 2024 Travel Convention

This year’s event will take place from 7–9 October in Costa Navarino, Messinia, sited in southwest Greece, occasionally called the Peloponnese. 

 As the UK travel industry’s flagship event, ABTA’s annual Travel Convention provides senior travel professionals with plenty of opportunities for networking, two days of thought-provoking business sessions, and the chance to explore the host destination through optional excursions.

Flight details have not yet been published but easyJet operates in the summer season to Kalamata airport, about 30 miles away, and Athens International 190 miles to the east on the Greek mainland has full ex-UK services including British Airways, Jet2 and Ryanair. 

When registering for this year’s event, delegates can choose to stay at either The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort or The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino. Both are five-star hotels within the resort of Navarino Dunes, which also boasts more than 20 restaurants and bars, a 4,000m² spa and thalassotherapy centre, plus various leisure and sports facilities.

The business sessions will be held at the House of Events, the resort's dedicated Convention Centre.

Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive at ABTA – The Travel Association, said: “Our annual Travel Convention is always a fantastic event, providing the ideal forum for industry colleagues to connect, do business and look ahead to the future of our sector.

“We’re very much looking forward to returning to Greece this year, which continues to grow in popularity among UK holidaymakers. Messinia is one of the country’s most captivating regions, so I’m sure that delegates will enjoy learning more about the breadth of experiences on offer.

“I’d encourage delegates to make sure they register by mid-July so they can take advantage of our highly-competitive Early Bird rates”.

Garry Wilson, CEO of easyJet holidays, said: “With the ABTA Convention as the flagship event for travel and tourism, we’re incredibly excited to be Lead Partner for a second year, supporting ABTA in delivering a key event which always offers fantastic insight, brilliant business sessions and an unmissable outlook for the year ahead for our industry”.


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