EBU Event Accommodation Booking Service

In response to popular demand, and awareness that booking hotels is both more expensive and more complex than in the past, the EBU is pleased to offer a Accommodation Booking Service (ABS). The service is operated by Arena Travel, a company with a proven track record in dealing with hotels, both arranging bookings and in dealing with any issues that might arise. The aim is to provide a comprehensive service that is quick and easy to use which will have some of the best negotiated rates available. The cost of accommodation is one of the most commonly recurring issues amongst the membership, so this is a positive step forward in trying to address the problem. The offices of Arena Travel are open from 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday. To make a booking contact them on:

Arena Travel EBU Booking Line
01473 917309

or use their website:

Make a reservation online with Arena Travel at

This service will take the strain out of finding accommodation and will consign the problems often encountered with remote reservation services to the past, including the new wave of cancellation charges that have become increasingly customer unfriendly in recent times. Events Covered in 2019:

  • Tollemache Final
  • Ranked Masters Pairs
  • National Pairs Finals
  • Corwen Trophy
  • Pachabo Cup
  • Northern Midweek Congress
  • Crockford Finals
  • Autumn Congress
  • Seniors Congress
  • Tollemache Qualifier
  • The Blackpool Year End Congress

T&Cs for bookings with Arena Travel From Arena Travel: "In order to take advantage of these reduced rates you will be asked to pay £50pp deposits at the time of booking, up to 6 weeks beforehand guests can transfer to another date, this is when the balance is due. After which the following cancellation terms apply. 41- 28 days – 75% cancellation fee 27 – 14 days – 90% cancellation fee Less than 14 days 100% cancellation fee Please Note: The EBU does NOT receive any payment from Arena Travel for the accommodation provided via this method at the above congresses.