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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WHAT SUCCESSFUL  WEEKEND!

SHOWCASE & AGM

22/23/24th FEBRUARY 2019

Attended by in excess of 100 members a great 3 day event including FAM trips, networking,  exhibition & gala dinner, a great success for all who attended.

Hosts Visit Nottinghamshire and Newark and Sherwood District Council brought delegates up to speed on Nottingham and Nottinghamshire’s group-friendly credentials.

Robin Hood, aka ‘Ezekial Bone’, aka Ade Andrews, offers character-led heritage tours that capture the spirit of Nottingham. Travelling with one of three familiarisation trips he led the group to Wollaton Hall, the National Justice Museum, and on a short walking tour through Nottingham’s magnificent Lace Quarter.  

Other fam trips included trips to Newstead Abbey, the D.H.Lawrence Birthplace Museum in Eastwood, a cruise on the River Trent with Princess Cruises and a visit to Holme Pierrepoint Hall.

Thanks also to the Eastwood Hall Hotel  for their excellent service and assistance to make the event run smoothly and without a hitch,   to check out the hotel and facilities click here

Premier Sponsor

With thanks to our other sponsors South Quay Travel, Cruise & Maritime, Historic Royal Palaces.

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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PACKAGE TRAVEL DIRECTIVE EFFECTIVE 1ST JULY 2018

What is the EU Package Travel Directive?

Information from Towergate plus a protective policy click here

gdpr

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