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The ABTA - The Travel Association founded in 1950, provides advice and guidance to the travelling public and supports the travel industry. ABTA’s audience provides a wide range of leisure and business travel services, as 4,300 travel brands, 1200 companies, and 900 tour operators are members of the Association.

Role in programme(s):


In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, ABTA - The Travel Association commits to:

  • Encouraging affiliated organisations and businesses or partners to join the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative by linking to the GTPI in their Member Zone as part of existing guidance on waste management and plastics, by contacting Members and referencing to the GTPI in future communications and events as appropriate.

  • Advising and guiding affiliated organisations and businesses or partners to better manage plastics in their operations through guidance material on managing plastics launched in 2019, Travelife for Accomodation certification and the Better Places programme, which supports Members on sustainability.

  • Communicating successes to affiliated organisations and businesses, partners, travellers and key local stakeholder as appropriate, though direct communications, social or press statements.