Free Seminar: Essential Updates for the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Sectors

This free seminar will explore the raft of new legislation and regulations, and how these are affecting travel companies. It will also look at the continued impact of Brexit, the changes to business rates and how these impact the hospitality sector in particular. 

31st October 2018 at 17:30 - 20:00

Mazars LLP, Tower Bridge House, St. Katherine's Way, London E1W 1DD

Join Richard Harrington, Chair of the ICAEW Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Community; Simon Bunce, Director of Legal Affairs, ABTA; and Kate Nicholls, CEO, UKHospitality, in this seminar where we will discuss the common issues affecting you or your clients. 

This year has seen an unprecedented amount of new legislation that travel companies have had to deal with. Following the Package Travel Regulations coming into force on 1 July 2018, it’s vital that travel businesses understand what changes need to be made. Travel companies will need to understand whether their business can sell travel services in the same way and what their obligations are. Simon Bunce, Director of Legal Affairs, ABTA, will explore these issues affecting the sector and unravel what’s in the regulations. 

This seminar will also focus on Brexit, looking at what regulatory certainty we currently have and what the industry needs to do to plan for the future. We will look at this in detail and focus on the need for the following: 

  • Ensuring we maintain an open skies agreement
  • The impact of the exchange rate
  • Passport control
  • The impact of changes to freedom of movement

Business rates have become the nemeses of the hospitality trade, causing havoc in the industry, driving some operators into closure; others face mounting pressure on their profit margins, already under siege from annual increases from National Living Wage and other payroll related costs.

Kate Nicholls, CEO, UKHospitality, will join the seminar to discuss these increases and changes and its impact on the hospitality sector in particular.

This event will not only bring together members of the sector, but is also the perfect opportunity to network and find out what your priorities should be in the coming months.

This seminar is free and exclusive to members of the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Community. Book your place here.