Nominations are now open for election to the Board of Directors and the Council of Regions, to take effect from the AGM on 24 November 2022. The deadline for nominations is 17:00 on Wednesday, 26 October 2022. Nominations are now invited for election of two Directors who will take office at the AGM on 24 November and will serve a two-year term: One Director from, and elected by, ABTA Retailers with annual turnover of not less than £20M One Director from, and elected by, ABTA Principals with annual turnover of not less than £50M.
Nominations are also invited for the vacancies on the Council of Regions who will serve a two-year term. Any Member may stand for election to the Council of Regions providing he or she is engaged in the travel business to a significant degree within the region for which they are standing.
There is one vacancy in each of the following regions: Greater London, Midlands, North East, North West, South West. The elected Member will automatically become either the Chairman or Vice-Chairman of the Region they represent, depending on their/the Regional Committee’s wishes. The elected Member is therefore expected to play an active role in that Region.
Candidates for election must be a proprietor, a partner or employee of a firm or a director or employee of a corporation which is an ABTA Member or an associated company of the ABTA Member. Current Board and Council of Regions members may, if eligible, seek re-election. A Member of ABTA can put forward only one representative for election. That representative may, however, stand for election to the Board, or to the Council of Regions, or both.
Nominations to fill the vacancies must be made by the candidate’s own employer, i.e. the proprietor of a sole trader, the partner of a partnership, the company secretary or director of a limited company. All nomination papers must reach the Secretariat by 17.00 hours on Wednesday, 26 October 2022.