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Profile of registrant

ABTA - The Travel Association

Identification number in the register: 71031367582-11
Registration date: 04/01/12 17:45:38

The information on this organisation was last modified on 09/12/13 09:50:34
The date of the last annual update was 09/12/13 09:50:34

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: ABTA - The Travel Association
Acronym: ABTA
Legal status: Limited Company
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Mark TANZER
Position: Chief Executive

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Stephen D'Alfonso
Position: Head of Public Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 30 Park Street 
London se19eq
Telephone number: (+44) 02031170500
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: ABTA represents over 1,200 UK travel companies in the United Kingdom. Our Members range from small, specialist tour operators and independent travel agencies 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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4
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

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Stephen D'Alfonso 16/04/14 14/04/15
Mark Tanzer 15/04/14 11/04/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

ABTA hires an agency, APCO Worldwide, which helps to coordinate our policy work in Brussels. In addition, we have an in-house Public Affairs team which steers our policy activities, goals and aims.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Taxation
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

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

Financial data

Financial year: 07/2012 - 06/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 150000  € - 200000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.