ABTA: Members are happy with service

Taylor, Ian
March 2009
Travel Weekly (UK);3/6/2009, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports that the trade association Worldchoice has unveiled a new category of membership last week that will give agents an independent voice and services to match the scheme of the Association for British Travel Agents (ABTA) for at least £250 a year less than an ABTA subscription. Simon Hargreaves, managing director of Worldchoice expected 10 and 20 members to show an interest but reached mid-20s and adds that agents will decide how much they value the brand of ABTA.


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