Welcome to the Official Website for the ASSOCIATION OF Group Travel Organisers
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.
AGTO - The Organisation For Organisers!
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AGTO Notice Board
AGTO 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWCASE WEEKEND 2016 BOOK NOW!
The AGTO Showcase Weekend will be held at Dunston Hall Hotel, Norwich 28-30 October 2016.
AGTO AGM 2017
The AGM will take place at lunchtime on Saturday 28 January 2017 during the Excursions Show, Alexandra Palace, London. Further information including timings will be available in due course.
Recent Articles Appearing In the Press
The first of a regular series of AGTO columns featured in Group Travel World magazine click here
Travel GBI covered AGTO's David Steele 40th Excursions Trade Show attendance click here
EVENTS DIARY AND TRADE SHOWS 2016/17
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
AGTO is looking to recruit new group organiser members with a campaign that will include the introduction of an Ambassador scheme and additional member benefits. The Ambassador scheme will see the Association’s existing 400 GTO members wear a specially designed badge to identify them as an AGTO representative at trade shows and other events. This will enable them to engage with prospective new organiser members and talk to them about the benefits of joining AGTO. A series of briefing sessions and an incentive scheme will operate to assist existing members to undertake this work.
AGTO’s Kent Branch recently organised a fam trip for members to the Ramsgate Tunnels, a location on their home patch. Reopened in 2014, the tunnels originally provided shelter for some 60,000 people with 1,000 taking up permanent residence during the Second World War. Ideal for group visits, you can now explore the tunnels and experience how people sheltered and lived in the town below the town.
AGTO’S DAVID STEELE WINS PRESTIGIOUS INDUSTRY AWARD
The Association of Group Travel Organisers (AGTO) Board Director, David Steele, (pictured centre) was named winner of the UK Coach Awards ‘Services to the Coach Industry’ award at a glittering event attended by over 200 people at the Mecure Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester.
The award recognised his campaigning work for coach tourism over a career dating back more than 40 years. The ceremony was hosted by BBC Breakfast’s Carol Kirkwood and the awards were presented by Ian Luckett, chair of the CPT Coach Commission, (pictured right) the industry trade association. David said: “I am overwhelmed to have received this recognition that reflects the great co-operation and professionalism that exists between coach operators and group organisers.”