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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BOOK NOW FOR AGTO 2017 SHOWCASE WEEKEND 

 

The AGTO Showcase Weekend will be held at the Park Royal Hotel, Warrington, 15-17 September 2017. It will bring together some 200 of AGTO’s group organiser and associate members from all over the UK and abroad to network and contribute to a weekend offering a programme of business and social events.

For Itinerary click here

To book click here

 

NEW AGTO SCOTLAND BRANCH

 

In line with its strategy to expand its network of branches around the UK, the formation of an AGTO Scotland Branch was announced at the Association's AGM held at The Excursions Show in London. AGTO's Chief Executive, Mike Bugsgang said: "We are extremely excited about this development that has been made possible by the efforts of AGTO member David Urquhart Travel. Scotland offers a huge variety of destinations and accommodation for group organisers' itineraries and the establishment of an AGTO Branch in the country will provide a forum for networking between GTOs and suppliers to work more closely together."

 

EVENTS DIARY AND TRADE SHOWS 2017

 

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

 

 

RECENT ARTICLES APPEARING IN THE PRESS

The new look Great for Groups magazine feature an AGTO column click here

See AGTO's update in the latest edition of Group Travel World by clicking here

 

MEMBERS NEWS

 

huge gto membership increase

A combination of AGTO's Ambassador Recruitment Scheme and attendance at trade shows has led to over 80 organisers joining the Association in the past three months. 

 

Another new GTO member joins at the Great for Groups Show

 

CRUISE & MARITIME SHIP SAILING

AGTO members attended the naming ceremony of Cruise & Maritime Voyages ship Columbus at the Port of Tilbury, Essex. The vessel was named by renowned broadcaster Angela Rippon in the ship's theatre with an audience of group organisers, VIP passengers, travel agents, media and staff.

 

 

AGM AT EXCURSIONS 2017

 

The recent AGM was well attended by GTO and Associate members. The Board of Directors and CEO are pictured at the event.

 

AMBASSADOR SCHEME SUCCESS

 

Launched towards the end of 2016, the Ambassador recruitment campaign provided GTO members with a special badge to identify them as an AGTO representative at trade shows and other events. The scheme has enabled them to engage with prospective new organiser members and discuss the benefits of joining AGTO. Initial results have been very encouraging. Pictured is Maura Houlihan (left) one of the first GTOs recruited by AGTO Ambassador Lynda Wright of Eastern Branch.