ABTA reveals destination for this year’s Travel Convention

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ABTA will hold this year’s Travel Convention in Costa Navarino, Greece.

The event will take place from 7-9 October and the host partner will be the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO).

Located in Messinia, in the southwest Peloponnese, on the Ionian Sea coast, Costa Navarino is a growing development of resorts with luxury hotels, conference facilities, spas, signature golf courses and private residences.

Two of four planned phases in the development have officially opened with the first, Navarino Dunes, hosting the 2015 Travel Convention shortly after its launch. The second area, Navarino Bay, includes two five-star resorts, a golf course and, from April, will also be home to The Agora; a centre for shopping, bars, restaurants, arts and culture.

The local airport is Kalamata and flights details will be available soon.

ABTA Chief Executive Mark Tanzer said: “I am very pleased to reveal Costa Navarino as the host destination for our 2024 Travel Convention.

“Rich in natural beauty and a remarkable cultural heritage, this emerging area of Greece is a brilliant addition to the country’s tourism offering. I know our delegates will thoroughly enjoy experiencing everything the area has to offer and raising its profile with UK travellers.

“We’re returning to Greece at a time when the country is developing its tourism offering to attract visitors all year round. With UK holidaymakers increasingly looking to travel out of peak season, I’m excited to offer the opportunity for delegates to explore this destination, which has seen continued development since it hosted the Convention almost 10 years ago.”

GNTO UK & Ireland Director Eleni Skarveli said: “We are absolutely delighted to be the host of ABTA’s esteemed 2024 Travel Convention, solidifying and deepening our exceptional partnership across all levels. Nestled in the heart of the Peloponnese, we are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to showcase the epitome of Greek hospitality, the splendour of nature, and the rich cultural tapestry to the British tourism elite.

“We are particularly pleased that ABTA’s Convention will align with Greece’s philosophy of a shared commitment to environmental and social responsibility. We are confident that the environment of Costa Navarino will seamlessly harmonise to offer a unique and discerning experience to all participants.”

Registration and more details on the event programme will be available at www.thetravelconvention.com in the coming weeks.

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