Welcome to the Official Website for the ASSOCIATION OF Group Travel Organisers 

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.

 

 

AGTO - The Organisation For Organisers!

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BOOK NOW FOR AGTO 2017 SHOWCASE WEEKEND 

 

The AGTO Showcase Weekend will be held at the Park Royal Hotel, Warrington, 15-17 September 2017. It will bring together some 200 of AGTO’s group organiser and associate members from all over the UK and abroad to network and contribute to a weekend offering a programme of business,  social events and fam. trips to venues such as Tatton Park pictured above.

For Itinerary click here

To book 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

ALL ABOARD

 

 

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines hosted members of AGTO’s Eastern and Kent Branches on Black Watch at Dover to promote the company’s new 2017-19 fly cruise programme. GTOs were treated to a welcome drinks reception, a guided tour of the ship and a hot buffet lunch before 804-guest ship Black Watch headed off on her 27-night ‘Fjords of the Arctic Exploration’ cruise the same day. After enjoying a presentation on the destinations and itineraries that groups could experience on a Fred. Olsen fly-cruise, the GTOs were each given a cuddly toy lemur to take home. Ellie Fulcher, Sales Manager Groups for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “The idea behind the toy giveaways was that groups can see lemurs in real life – on Boudicca’s magnificent and colourful 14-day ‘Indian Ocean Islands’ fly-cruise, sailing from Port Louis, Mauritius, on a selection of dates in November 2017 and 2018.

 

 

AGTO Associate member made tourism marketing is promoting a video by official London Theatre highlighting the fantastic range of shows and productions in the capital.

To view the video click here

 made tourism marketing is promoting London's Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre to visiting groups, click here for a review of the latest production, A Tale of Two Cities.

 

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