Central Branch

Central Branch covers a total of fifteen counties:

Lincolnshire                Nottinghamshire         Derbyshire        
Staffordshire              Rutland                         Leicestershire     
Northamptonshire      Oxfordshire                Worcestershire     
Herefordshire              Powys                           Ceredigion               
West Midlands            Shropshire                   Warwickshire


Central Branch Mission Statement

To attract and support new Group Travel Organisers and Trade Members, whilst adding continuing value to existing members, by facilitating networking and best practice based on the Nationally defined criteria.

         Providing Value to Organisers       

         Providing Value to Associate and Intermediate members

         Facilitate the networking of all parties          

         Providing clarity of legislation and rules when organising trips


Central Branch Committee

        Pauline Johnson (Chairman/Minute Secretary)

        Julia Passmore (Secretary, Treasurer & Board Director)

        Sue Day (Committee Member)

        Stuart Parker (Committee Member)

       Sally Davison (Committee Member)

        Jo Blair (Committee Member) 


 For a copy of our latest Central Branch Newsletter click here


Central Branch Membership

The Central Branch has approximately 70 members who in turn arrange holidays and visits for thousands of members of their groups. AGTO Members have the opportunity to experience familiarisation events that are organised by the Central Branch Committee. Normally, there are four such events per year and information is sent to each Member well in advance of the event. From these, Members can gain valuable information on how to structure their own group events as well as to share their own experiences with one another.

Attached to each of these events is a short Branch Meeting at which the Committee report to Members on matters connected with the Branch and gain comments and suggestions for future activities from them. A further source of valuable information and ideas comes from articles in the Branch Newsletter. This is published four times per year and principally contains information provided by Members.                

Future Branch Meetings and Familiarisation Events

Bristol fam weekend - 23/25 March 2018 - £125 Member/Associate, £135 Guest, staying at the Holiday Inn, Bristol Filton, including pick ups (with feeder coaches) across Central area, visiting Bristol Aerospace and special access to Concorde. Bristol Harbour tour, John Wesley's Chapel, Clifton Suspension Bridge, SS Great Britain and Being Brunel Exhibitiion. Hall board accommodation, entrance fees, lunch at John Wesley's Chapel included.

Bedford fam visit and Branch meeting - Wednesday, 13th June 2018 - Visiting Harlington Manor, then on to Bedford for two hour cruise on Bedford's River Great Ouse, whilst enjoying a ploughman's lunch. Cost £19 member/associate, £27 non member. No transport to venues included.

Central Branch AGM 2018  - Twixmas at Red Lea Hotel, Scarborough, 27-30th December 2018 - why not join us (with your family?) for an AGM with a difference? Full itinerary details will be released shortly with price but coaches have been booked to allow members to bring some of their group members or family and friends along if they wish.


Medical and Next of Kin Forms for Group Visits

A copy of a useful form to be completed by those taking part in visits is available. It outlines information that could be essential in an emergency. If Members are interested in the form, then please make contact below.

To contact the Central Branch please click here