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Email: agto@agto.co.uk      Tel: 020 8253 4505

The AGTO is an independent organisation representing the interests of those who organise tours and trips for groups as well as those who provide services for group travel.

The Association has over 200 supplier members that provide GTOs with information on everything from tours,  hotels and destinations to museums, galleries, gardens and attractions.

Our supplier members can support you with organising day trips, overnights, short haul or long haul excursions as well as offering exclusive fam trips and educationals. For more information just click on the 'Special Offers' link below.

The AGTO also offers our Organiser members an exclusive Organisers Liability Insurance Scheme as well as free legal advice and much more.

 

 

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'wicked' warrington  WEEKEND 

Over 100 delegates comprising GTOs and Associate members from around the UK gathered at the Q Park Royal Hotel Warrington for a series of business sessions, networking and familiarisation trips aimed at boosting group tourism to the region.

AGTO Associate members reported brisk enquiries from GTOs during the Showcase following business sessions about the success story of tourism marketing in Cheshire and ‘Experiential Travel.’

As part of the weekend Marketing Cheshire arranged fam. trips to the surrounding area, themed ‘Stately Homes and Gardens’, ‘Waterways and Heritage’ and ‘City Sightseeing’.

Proceedings ended on a high note at dinner with entertainment from West End theatre star Ashleigh Gray singing numbers from ‘Wicked’ in which she starred as Elphaba. Ashleigh’s appearance was courtesy of Showcase headline sponsor, made tourism marketing.

To view a selection of photographs from the Showcase Weekend click here

NEW DIRECTORS


 

Following a ballot amongst  AGTO Associate supplier members, the Association has appointed two new Directors to sit on its Board. The newly elected Directors are Emma McMillan, Groups & Affinities Manager, David Urquhart Travel and Steve Reed, Managing Director, Steve Reed Tourism. Both bring considerable experience to the Association. They join the existing 10 Associate and  Group Travel Organiser Directors on the AGTO Board.

 

 

 

EVENTS DIARY AND TRADE SHOWS 2017

 

AGTO attends all the major trade shows during the year. It also exhibits at many of the regional trade events.  For the latest Events Diary listing, click here

 

 

RECENT ARTICLES APPEARING IN THE PRESS

The new look Great for Groups magazine feature an AGTO column click here

See AGTO's update in the latest edition of Group Travel World by clicking here

 

MEMBERS NEWS

AGTO SCOTLAND LAUNCH

 

 

Great turnout for AGTO Scotland's first event organised by David Urquhart Travel and kindly hosted onboard Fred.Olsen Cruises Lines Braemar in the Port of Leith.

 

jesus christ superstar show extends

 

 

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, promoted by AGTO Associate member made tourism marketing, has news that the production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar is now playing until 23 September 2017.  The production returned following a sell-out run in 2016 to critical acclaim. This is the UK’s first outdoor production of Jesus Christ Superstar, and 2017 also marks the 45th anniversary of the show first opening in the West End. For more information click here

 

parliamentary reception

AGTO's CEO Mike Bugsgang attended the British Educational Travel Association's (BETA) Parliamentary Reception for the launch of 'Unlocking the Value of Youth, Student & Educational Travel.' He is pictured on the House of Lords Terrace with Emma English Executive Director of BETA.

 

huge gto membership increase

A combination of AGTO's Ambassador Recruitment Scheme and attendance at trade shows has led to over 80 organisers joining the Association in the past three months. 

 

Another new GTO member joins at the Great for Groups Show