Following on from ABTA’s ‘Travel Matters’ conference, the association has now launched its manifesto for the industry with its eye on the next election. Top of the agenda is ABTA’s push for a decrease in the airport duty tax to give a boost to the industry. There was no commitment from the party speakers on reducing the tax. ABTA is calling for expansion of airport capacity in the South-East. ABTA backs the reform of the Package Travel Regulations to take account of the rapid growth of internet trading.