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ABTA introduces specialist material to coronavirus support hub

The travel association has introduced free-of-charge material, on-demand webinars and specialist expertise from ABTA Partners to its "Coronavirus: support from ABTA Partners" hub.

Launched in April 2020, the hub connects members with partners who can offer expertise to help them deal with the financial impact of coronavirus crisis and provide business continuity guidance on how to get ready for the recovery of the travel industry.

Recently uploaded material includes:

-On-demand webinar ‘Cyber security and remote working: Protecting your business’ with Grant Thornton, Fladgate LLP and Babble

-Free customer booking support line from Miles Fanning Legal

-24-hour support debt-recovery helpline from Grant Thornton

-Looking forward - advice on working safely from Travlaw

-Free corporate and restructuring helpline from RSM

-Free and unrestricted use of remote working customer engagement tools for six months from Freshworks

-On-demand webinar ‘Supply chain and contract risk management’ with Kemp Little and ABTA’s Simon Bunce

Alice Catterall, ABTA’s head of events and partnerships, said: “It is important for us to provide this additional support to members and we would like to thank our Partners for providing informative and practical advice for travel companies, which is offered to ABTA Members free-of-charge.”

The hub can be accessed through the ‘Partner services’ tab in the ABTA website Member Zone and it also contains information on helplines, on-demand webinars and offers from partners. 

It runs weekly business resilience webinars with trusted partners. Upcoming events include ‘A guide to returning to the workplace’ and ‘Finding opportunities for business development during the coronavirus crisis’ on May 27.

ABTA has around 185 partners with a wide range of skills and knowledge in the travel industry.

Image Credit: Marco Verch/Flickr

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