ABTA has been at the heart of travel for more than 60 years. Their purpose is to help all ABTA members to grow their businesses successfully and sustainably, and to help their customers – the travelling public – have confidence in their travel experience.
ABTA helps its members and their customers navigate through today's changing travel landscape by providing schemes of financial protection and a course of redress if something goes wrong; by raising standards in the industry and by giving guidance on issues from sustainability to health and safety; and by presenting a united voice to government to ensure the industry and the public get a fair deal.
The vision of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) is to ensure the continued long term success of the air inclusive holiday by influencing governments and opinion formers on the benefits to consumers and other stakeholders of air inclusive holidays compared to other forms of holiday arrangements.
FTO and its members have been proactive in the field of holiday health, safety and hygiene for many years. They have a committed and proactive Health and Safety Committee attended by industry professionals, who are supported by the FTO Head of Health, Safety and Operational Support and independent technical experts in such areas as fire safety, security, food hygiene, health and transportation.
ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) is the world's largest association of travel professionals. The mission of ASTA and its affiliated organizations is to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism.
ASTA seeks a retail travel marketplace that is profitable, growing and a rewarding place to work, invest and do business. Founded in 1931 as the American Steamship and Tourist Agents' Association, ASTA and its affiliates now comprise the world's largest and most influential travel trade association with members in 140 countries. As the world's largest travel trade association, our work encompasses every aspect of the travel experience.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is the government department responsible for promoting British interests overseas and supporting British citizens and businesses around the globe. They work at home and overseas to safeguard Britain’s national security and build Britain’s prosperity, as well as support British citizens overseas.
They do this through a skilled team of over 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices, with almost 10,000 members of staff employed from the 170 countries in which they operate. Their trained, expert staff has the local knowledge that British nationals can call upon in times of distress.
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