New research, released ahead of the Business Travel Show later this month, finds over four in five managers say that membership of ABTA is important or very important when they select a travel management company. This is up from 82% in 2017 and is even higher than the 74% of the general public who regard ABTA membership as essential or important when booking a holiday.

According to the research, managers at companies with an annual turnover of £50-99.99 million especially value ABTA membership, with over nine in ten stating that membership was very important or important when selecting a TMC. Similarly, 92% of companies with 50-99 employees took the same view.

Using a TMC that is a Member of ABTA is also particularly important for business owners and directors.