The mission of ABTA is manifold with a vision to bring the best to the members:
- Reform traveller protection for holidays, flights and accommodation to ensure that all the travellers are safe guard.
- Protect the jobs in the tourism sector by removing barriers by doing business successfully
- Increase airport capacity across the UK but especially in the south-east of England to meet current and future needs
Who can be its Member
For becoming a member the prime consideration is that travel agent or the tour operator must deal in travel arrangements in the British Isles or Republic of Ireland. This association is a business to business affair and membership doesn't imply compliance with the ABTA Code of Conduct.
Before becoming a member of ABTA, a member has to provide liability and insurance, your bonding and licensing obligations , his tax position, and the type of documentation.
ABTA emphasizes strongly on the industry standards that they have set for themselves. Since its inception, set of rules and regulations maintain the internal relationships between members and their customers, between members and ABTA, and between members and other members.
The Articles of Association also sets out the norms of membership, joining criteria, Members’ rights and obligations and so on.