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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SHOWCASE & AGM

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22/23/24th FEBRUARY 2019

Don't miss out on what will be an exciting & informative weekend of excursions, networking meetings, entertainment - making new contacts and reconnecting with old friends.

Showcase Itinerary - Click here

Showcase Booking Form - Click here

PERFECTLY PLACED IN BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE SURROUNDINGS  to check out click here

Premier Sponsor

 

EVENTS DIARY AND TRADE SHOWS 2017/18

 

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

 

Read the Latest Newsletter

Last one in the current format, next edition will be revamped with look, feel and content.  Click here

RECENT ARTICLES APPEARING IN THE PRESS

 

See AGTO's latest in the Press, click here

 

STOP PRESS

CHECK OUT ENGLISH HERITAGE ON THE SPECIAL OFFER SECTION - CHANGE IN PROCESS FOR FREE PASSES! 

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THE 2019 SOUTH WEST TRAVEL SHOW  

The 2019 South West Group Travel Show  takes place at Longleat on Saturday 16th February from 10am to 2pm. This free show, organised by GTO Magazine, is the ideal opportunity for group travel planners to learn of fresh ideas for future day trips and longer breaks. 

 
The show will be based in the newly opened Longhouse at Longleat and the 60+ exhibitors will reflect the diverse aspects of the groups market from river cruising, gardens and destinations to heritage properties and attractions as well as accommodation providers. GTOs will be able to meet with group booking teams and with tour and coach operators who will reveal inspiring travel itineraries for your group. 

 

PLUS all GTO's who leave their badge in the prize box will be entered into a special prize draw to win a pair of tickets to see Wicked the Musical!
 
To confirm your attendance at the SWGTS you must register your place online in advance. You'll then receive a confirmation email with more info and travel arrangements. To register and to learn more about who will be at the show please click here 

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PACKAGE TRAVEL DIRECTIVE EFFECTIVE 1ST JULY 2018

What is the EU Package Travel Directive?

Information from Towergate plus a protective policy click here

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The new legislation came into effect on the 25th May and with all the hype around the new elements of the ruling we can be forgiven for getting a little worried, but advice from our Advisors, Travlaw is:

KEEP CALM

AND

DON'T PANIC!

Special Bulletins were issued to all members in May highlighting the changes together with some FAQs received from AGTO members.

To read the Special Bulletins click here  FAQs click here

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AGTO ATTEND GROUP LEISURE & TRAVEL EXHIBITION & AWARDS EVENING

See who won at the 2018 Group Leisure & Travel Awards, as we look back on another glittering occasion when the best attractions, destinations, shows and companies for groups were recognised, based on the votes and nominations received from readers of GLT magazine.

A great evening where AGTO sponsored Best Guided Tour which was won by Woburn Abbey & Gardens

See all the winners  click here

Picture gallery of the evening click here

Picture gallery of the Show click here

New venue for 2019 -  The 2019 Group Leisure & Travel Awards will take place on Wednesday 9th October at the Hilton hotel at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes.

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SCOTLAND DEVELOPMENTS  

GREAT NEWS – SPECIAL OFFER

 

Especially for AGTO GTO members National Trust Scotland has replicated the deal we have for GTOs with the National Trust in the UK – free entrance to NTS sites – some 88 properties and 76,000 hectares of countryside & gardens.  Further information click here