Travel Events

We run a number of specialist Travel Industry events throughout the year.

Travel Directors Summit

Launched in 2010, our Travel Directors Summit attracts more than 200 owners and directors of UK tour operators, leading leisure retail agencies and TMCs. Attended by the Heads of all leading trade associations, the event receives widespread acclaim and trade media coverage.

As Elman Wall is now part of the Xeinadin Group, we are bringing back the event in a new format, with a new name and location but with the same quality content.


Elman Wall Zoominars

The Travel Industry was at the sharp end of those industries severely impacted by Covid-19.

As the UK’s leading independent firm of Travel Industry Accountants, we were in a unique position to appreciate the enormous challenges facing our clients and their businesses. In early April 2020 we launched our Covid-19 Travel Industry Update ‘Zoominars’.

Our Zoominars brought together leaders of many trade regulatory bodies such as ABTA and the CAA, Trade Associations from Business Travel to UK Inbound, AITO and others, and, of course, our own highly experienced heads of Accounting, Tax & M&A.

Guest speakers have included the likes of Simon Calder, the UK’s leading travel journalist, and Rob Yeung, a psychologist and mental health expert. Over 35 speakers addressed our audiences of well over 400.

Our clients and Travel Industry friends also tell us that they have appreciated the space to share stories, receive inspiration and support from their colleagues and feel part of the close-knit travel community.

Masterclasses, Seminars & Webinars

We run a series of Masterclasses throughout the year for our clients and guests, in addition to delivering many for leading trade associations, including ABTA, AITO, ETOA, BETA, UKinbound, ABTOI, Advantage Travel Partnership and the Bespoke Travel Group.

Topics have included:


The relevance of the sessions together with the quality of the presenters and the seamless running of the day all lead to a valuable & enjoyable day with some key insights on R&D, people strategy, navigating Brexit and the important hot topics of community and sustainable tourism.

Vicki Woods

Finance Director, Mac’s Adventure

My first travel summit, hopefully not my last. Thought-provoking and entertaining speakers and an excellent networking opportunity. An informative and very enjoyable day - thank you

Andy Patton

Director, Cycle Breaks

An excellent event, great for networking and meeting senior people from the travel industry. Good quality and engaging content, entertaining and well worthwhile investing the time.

Gary Jacobs

Founder, Spinning Globe

Thanks for a stimulating day with a wide range of speakers and topics, plenty of time for networking and the opportunity to step outside the box for a day with fellow directors from different sectors of the travel industry - invaluable and a rare treat.

Catherine Leech

Director & Co-founder, 101 Holidays

The Elman Wall Summit has continued to exceed expectations and deliver a thoroughly engaging day. I enjoyed meeting new and old contacts and listening to industry views from an experienced panel. A lot of food for thought to take home.

Gavin Pereira

Managing Director, Check-in-London

Thanks for another great Zoominar. Over the last 6 months your sessions really have been the best out there, I don’t think many can boast keeping people engaged for 3.5hrs. Well done to all involved.

Chris Wright

Managing Director, Sunvil

What an excellent event this was, bringing together such a widespread cross-section of the industry. It was really interesting, informative, and thought-provoking, and all the participants spoke with great passion and integrity. [...] It is so encouraging to know how much mutual support there is within the industry and to have the opportunity to discuss how we can all work together.

Richard Visick

Operations Director, Snow-Wise

…thanks very much for the hard work of you and your team in putting these events on for the industry.

Matt Warren

Director, Travel Places

Thanks so much to all the team, not just for these webinars but for all of the other ongoing support!

Lindsay Gregory

Managing Director, The Luxury Villa Collection

Necessity is the mother of invention - and the fact that a private sector accountant is the go-to Zoom and webinar taking place throughout the crisis with the most useful pan-industry collection of views and presentations talks volumes as to the fragmented nature of the sector with competing alignments and conflicts of interests. Well done EW filling the void.

Jeremy Snelling

Business Development Director, Revealed Travel

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