Rebecca Thornley-Gibson
Partner, Head of Travel

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Legal advice informed by a genuine awareness of travel sector issues and an exceptional knowledge of how travel companies operate

Our expertise in the travel sector goes far beyond a good grounding in all things legal. Every member of the asb travel law team is immersed in the industry.

For you this means:

  • you don’t waste valuable time explaining travel-specific operational issues to us
  • advice takes account of pressures and sensitivities particular to how the travel business works  
  • we can have a proper conversation with you about your business and commercial objectives  
  • ABTA Travel Industry Partnerwe can put you in touch with our network of travel industry professionals

Our travel lawyers already know a lot about your environment; we want to spend our time learning about you.  


We regularly help clients in the travel industry with a range of legal issues including:

  • Regulatory advice: ATOL bonding, Package Travel Regulations, general trading regulation
  • Travel technology: back-office systems, booking/notification infrastructures, website structure, data protection compliance, protection of intellectual property
  • Commercial agreements and bookings: Booking terms and conditions, supplier agreements, agency and distribution arrangements
  • Recovery & insolvency: tour operator restructures and turnaround, impact of supplier failure, directors personal liabilities
  • Employment: flight crew terms and conditions, overseas employment issues, trade union negotiations, training
  • Corporate support: mergers and acquisitions, acquisition finance and lending, MBOs, joint ventures
  • Dispute resolution: fraud, bribery and financial investigations, corporate manslaughter, defending claims, international asset recovery, shareholder disputes

Rebecca Thornley-Gibson, Partner, Employment & Head of Travel, asb lawTo find out how we can make your journey easier with more information on travel law and to start a conversation on how we can help you please contact Rebecca Thornley-Gibson, Head of Travel (Partner, Employment).

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