Within the Association of Group Travel Organisers the Kent branch is unique inasmuch that it’s contained in a sole English county.
Its membership covers a wide range of clubs and organisations ranging from business communities, U3As, KENTARA and other retirement associations, WI s, gardening, theatre and many more similar clubs.
The membership of the Kent Branch has sadly been reduced since the AGM in September 2019 when it stood at 75 to a current level 57 members. The restrictions to Group Travel caused by the Coronavirus sited as the main reason for non-renewals
The aim is to ensure its members are aware of and make full use of the facilities, arrangements and assistance of the “Association”.
The Branch holds quarterly days out during the year at various attractions both within and out of Kent. During these days out an hour would be set aside for a branch meeting. Members and guests are always made welcome and given the opportunity to introduce themselves and speak about what their clubs and organisations have being doing or have arranged. Likewise when associate members attend the meetings they are given a slot to introduce themselves and what they have to offer Members are encouraged to participant and one of our key objectives is to share our experiences of outings, short breaks and holidays. Telling how it was, the good, the bad and the ugly together with advice of how to book and enjoy it.
The Kent Branch has now introduced a short break holiday to its programme and over the last years has enjoyed a Warner Leisure Group fam trip at their Bembridge Coastal Hotel on the Isle of Wight and a Bournemouth fam trip organised by The Marsham Court Hotel. A break to the Lake District has been arranged for December 2021
All AGTO members whether individual or Associates are most welcome to join us at our publicised meetings and an invitation is open to any non-members to come along and see what the Association has to offer Group Travel.
Branch Chairman: Jim Silvester – tel (01474) 704782; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Carol Gower – tel (01580) 712521; email email@example.com
Secretary: Carol Blackmore – tel (01227) 471571; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Member: Eileen Booker – tel (01227) 765917; email email@example.com
Committee Member: Kath Brown – tel (01580) 712692; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Director: David Steele – tel (07889) 936396; email email@example.com