ABTA has launched a new online hub offering a useful starting point for anyone interested in developing their career in the travel sector.

The new digital resource can be found at abta.com/education and offers up-to-date information on routes to entry, learning opportunities and useful contacts for anyone keen to pursue their career in travel.

The travel trade association is in a unique position to help facilitate relationships between the universities, colleges and training institutions which are teaching and guiding the employees of the future, ABTA’s Members who are seeking to employ skilled and educated staff, and the wider travel industry.

In recent years, the association has worked closely with members and educators to understand the skills needed to support career development. Through this new dedicated education and careers hub, ABTA aims to share useful information and insight, split into three sections: learning and development opportunities; universities and colleges in ABTA’s Partner Scheme; and information for people seeking apprenticeships.

Victoria Bacon, the travel association’s director of brand and business development, said: “Over the past two years in particular, we have focused our efforts on bringing our members and education partners closer together through the ABTA Education Partner Scheme. We have also grown the range of learning opportunities for industry staff through our expanded events and conferences programme, so it’s a natural next step for ABTA to create a dedicated hub with relevant resources for anyone pursuing their career in travel.

“There are a huge range of exciting paths for people who are either starting their career or looking to develop their careers further, so it can be difficult to know where to start. The purpose of this hub is to provide employees of today, and the future, with the resources to discover the opportunities on offer. We hope to showcase the range of opportunities in this fantastic industry while also making it easier for people to navigate the options.”

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