ABTA to address credit card fraud measures

The Payment Services Directive will be the hot topic of discussion at Association of British Travel Agents’ (ABTA) latest programme of regional business meetings, taking place between September and December this year.

The meetings provide an opportunity to hear directly from ABTA’s experts on the latest industry developments, trends and policy updates. The associations’ experts will discuss the implications for businesses following the latest update to the Payment Services Directive, which is designed to reduce fraud in consumer card payments by introducing enhanced checks through a two-stage verification process when transactions are made.

It will also provide an update on its new independent research on consumer confidence in ABTA and other travel brands, as well as highlighting how members can best use the association’s brand in their marketing materials. These meetings are held twice a year in 11 locations across the country.

Mark Tanzer, chief executive of ABTA said: “With the ever-changing political and regulatory landscape, our upcoming Regional Business Meetings come at a critical time and will provide our Members with an update on industry issues, as well as an overview of the latest Payment Services Directive update. It gives our members the chance to ask ABTA’s experts any questions they may have about their business or the industry more broadly and we look forward to welcoming them at the events.”

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