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What is AGTO?

The Association of Group Travel Organisers (AGTO) is an independent organisation representing the interests of those who organise tours and trips for groups (Group Travel Organiser – GTO) as well as those who provide services for group travel. Established in 1991, AGTO membership includes more than 450 group travel organisers and over 250 travel and tourism industry suppliers. Our supplier members, across all sectors of the industry, support our GTOs with planning, organising day trips, short breaks, and short or long holidays, both domestically & internationally, as well as offering exclusive familiarisation trips and educationals

What is a Group Travel Organiser (GTO)

At its simplest, a group travel organiser (GTO) is anyone who organises a trip, visit, holiday or tour for a group of people. Examples:

  • A secretary of a social club, U3A or WI putting together a day out, short break or extended holiday for members
  • The organiser of a holiday for their extended family
  • Someone, of any age, organising a trip for a group of friends

A “group” is usually 10 or more and most travel and tourism suppliers will offer discounted rates.

AGTO Branch Network

AGTO has a network of seven branches: Central, Eastern, Kent, Northern, Scotland, Southern and Western. Each branch provides a range of networking and social events, together with ‘fam’ trips and other activities. Members are automatically affiliated to their nearest branch but are welcome to join in and attend activities of any branch.

The quarterly AGTO Magazine carries news, articles and advice covering national and branch activities.

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Excursions Group Travel Show 2024 – Need Group Travel Inspiration? Pre-register Online Today!

Excursions Group Travel Show 2024 – Need group travel inspiration? Pre-register online today!

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