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 Joins The Tourism Alliance
AGTO has become a member of The Tourism Alliance. The Tourism Alliance comprises leading trade associations/trade bodies within the tourism industry. The purpose of the Tourism Alliance is to identify and develop policies and strategies to raise standards and promote quality within the industry and work with and lobby government on all key issues relevant to the growth and development of tourism and its contribution to the economy. Mike Bugsgang, Chief Executive of AGTO said: “The Tourism Alliance plays a vital role in lobbying government on key strategic issues facing the tourism industry. It is therefore important that AGTO is engaged with this work to enable us to keep our members updated on the various aspects of legislation affecting the group travel sector.”
Pictured are Mike Bugsgang (left) and Kurt Janson, Director of The Tourism Alliance.
AGTO APPOINTS NEW BOARD DIRECTORS
Following a ballot amongst Associate members AGTO has appointed seven new directors to sit on the Board. The seven new directors bring considerable experience to the Association and are drawn from a wide cross section of the group travel industry including coach and tour operating, cruise agency, publishing and marketing.
For details of the new directors, 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.