Gibraltar has been confirmed as the location for the Business Travel Association’s annual Autumn Conference 2024.
The event, which was held in Antwerp in 2023 and in Belfast the year before, will take place on September 29-October 2 at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel.
The BTA said Gibraltar has been chosen as an ideal place for the forthcoming conference because of its “strategic location as a destination for business and its robust economic landscape”.
For the first time, the conference will offer three nights’ stay, at no extra cost, to the delegates, giving attendees an additional day to explore Gibraltar, network informally and strengthen relationships across the industry.
The luxury Sunborn Yacht Hotel is 15 minutes’ walk from the airport and five minutes’ walk from the city centre.
Flights for delegates will be provided from London Heathrow, Gatwick, and Manchester.
Clive Wratten, CEO of the BTA, says: “The Autumn Conference is our biggest event of the year, and I extend our great thanks to the Minister of Tourism in Gibraltar for his support in bringing our Conference to the Territory.
“I am delighted to offer BTA delegates a three night conference in this spectacular gateway location to facilitate networking, debate, education, thought provoking conference content and socialising.”
Christian Santos, the Tourism Minister of Gibraltar, says: “It is a privilege to welcome the BTA conference to Gibraltar. This is a chance to celebrate this vibrant industry within our historic centre.
“Business travel isn’t just about reaching destinations; it’s about forging connections, unlocking opportunities, and showcasing the vibrant tapestry of innovation and commerce.
“Gibraltar stands tall as a beacon for hosting great companies, a testament to the power of a destination that nurtures growth and excellence with a passion that makes us proud ambassadors for travel and hospitality.”
Registration for the Autumn Conference opens on February 5.