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 Showcase 2016
Save the date!
The AGTO Showcase Weekend will be held Friday 28th - Sunday 30th October 2016. Details of the location and an outline programme will be available soon.
Recent Articles Appearing In the Press
AGTO'S Chief Executive wrote an article for Group Travel World magazine regarding groups visitng television and film set locations. Read the full article here
Group Travel World magazine's Amy Moore attended the AGTO Showcase Weekend in Newcastle. Read her article here
Events Diary & Trade Shows 2016
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
Congratulations to Shirley Ward who has been awarded the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for voluntary service to the community in Upminster and Cranham, Essex. A Shirley Tours group visit to the Palace for the investiture?
Group Leisure Awards 2015
AGTO CEO Mike Bugsgang presented the Association’s sponsored category award for ‘Excellence’ at the Group Leisure Awards held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel . Pictured on stage are (l to r) Mike Bugsgang, winner Mandy Hill of Dunwood Travel and television travel presenter Simon Reeve.
'River Cruises' With Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2016
Set sail from Southampton on a relaxing 'River Cruise" with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2016. For the first time Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Braemar will be based in Southampton for six months, more details here
GROUP TRAVEL MARKETPLACE DIARY DATE
Travel trade specialist company Steve Reed Tourism Ltd has announced a Group Travel Marketplace event for 2016. The event, arranged in conjunction with Group Leisure magazine, will offer the tourism industry a new opportunity to gain group bookings.
On Monday 21st March 2016, visitors will experience 'The Other Place', the Royal Shakespeare’s brand new site in Stratford upon Avon, as well as free admission to Compton Verney House and Art Gallery.
The event will attract a mix of active GTOs and coach & tour operators. It will include free admission for tour planners, free lunch and entry to iconic attractions.
Anyone wishing to visit the event either as an exhibitor or visitor can contact Steve Reed Tourism on: 01420 560 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org