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
Group Travel World magazine attended the AGTO AGM & Networking Weekend in Northampton 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’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.”
AGTO'S NEW LOOK
The AGTO stand at the British Tourism and Travel Show at the NEC saw the arrival of the Association's newly branded displays. Pictured at the event (l to r) : David Steele, AGTO; Christine James, CMJ Travel and AGTO Northern Branch Chairman, Tom Keating.
CTC CONFERENCE 2016
The Coach Tourism Council held a highly successful conference at the Holiday Inn Stratford Upon Avon. AGTO's Mike Bugsgang is pictured (left) with CTC Chairman Denise Bridges and CEO Chris Wales.
'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