ABTA - The Travel Association

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The following entries are flagged as duplicates of this organisation: 151916638841-85

Overview

Lobbying Costs

350,000€

Financial year: Jul 2017 - Jun 2018

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3.5 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

4

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    ABTA - The Travel Association   (ABTA)

    EU Transparency Register

    71031367582-11 First registered on 04 Jan 2012

    Goals / Remit

    ABTA represents around 1,100 UK travel companies in 4,500 locations across the United Kingdom. Our Members range from small, specialist tour operators and independent travel agencies specialising in business travel, through to publicly listed companies and household names. Our key focus is ensuring that our Members’ voice is heard in Westminster and in Brussels and that our Members are able to continue to operate in a successful and sustainable manner.

    Main EU files targeted

    - Package Travel Directive
    - Passenger Rights (all modes)
    - Data Protection
    - PNR
    - VAT/TOMs
    - Tourism Accommodation Safety
    - Gastric Illness
    - Exiting the EU

    ABTA also takes an active interest in a number of other Internal Market, Transport and tax issues.

    Address

    Head Office
    30 Park Street
    London SE1 9EQ
    UNITED KINGDOM
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    4

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%3
    50%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    3.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Mark Tanzer 08 Jan 2020 04 Jul 2020
    Mr Luke Petherbridge 08 Jan 2020 04 Jul 2020
    Mr Tim Spalding 08 Jan 2020 04 Jul 2020
    Ms Emma Wade 08 Jan 2020 04 Jul 2020
    Mr Mark Tanzer 09 Feb 2018 08 Feb 2019
    Mr Luke Petherbridge 09 Feb 2018 08 Feb 2019
    Mr Alan Wardle 09 Feb 2018 08 Feb 2019
    Mr Luke Petherbridge 22 Aug 2016 18 Aug 2017
    Mr Mark Tanzer 30 Mar 2016 23 Mar 2017
    Mr Stephen D'Alfonso 30 Mar 2016 23 Aug 2016
    Mr Mark Tanzer 05 May 2015 30 Mar 2016
    Mr Stephen D'Alfonso 05 May 2015 30 Mar 2016
    Mr Stephen D'Alfonso 16 Apr 2014 15 Apr 2015
    Mr Mark Tanzer 15 Apr 2014 12 Apr 2015

    Complementary Information

    We have a four person team actively working on Public Affairs issues in Europe, with a number of other staff members working on European issues periodically. The team is supported by a Personal Assistant, who is shared with another department.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Mr Luke Petherbridge (Head of Public Affairs)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Mr Mark TANZER (Chief Executive)

  • Categories

    Category

    II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

    Subcategory

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    ABTA is a Member of ECTAA, the European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jul 2017 - Jun 2018

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    350,000€

    Other financial info

    We hire the support of public affairs agencies, as appropriate.

    Current support in EU affairs (as of January 2019):

    Hume Brophy

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    None

    Communication activities

    None

    Other activities

    We have an in-house Public Affairs team which steers our policy activities, goals and aims. We also contract external public affairs support, as required by workloads.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    4 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 09 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting with CEO, Mr Tanzer
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Joshua Salsby (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 May 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Aviation travel and tourism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Joshua Salsby (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 May 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Aviation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Joshua Salsby (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 Feb 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Travel package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Eduard Hulicius (Cabinet member)
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