AITO: The Association of Independent Tour Operators

AITO Events

AITO hosts a wide variety of events and conference style seminars throughout the course of the year. Upcoming events are listed on this page so you can keep up to date.


General Meetings 2024

General Meetings 2024
Members are invited to join our full-day mini-conference events with AITO tour operators, specialist travel agents, business partners and tourist boards.

General meetings consist of a morning session, lunch and afternoon session. The day includes presentations from members and guest speakers, highlighting the latest trends and ideas from both inside and outside the industry, alongside networking opportunities.

17 July - Summer General Meeting
11 September - Autumn General Meeting

Overseas Conference | 21-24 November 2024 | Valladolid, Spain

Overseas Conference | 21-24 November 2024 | Valladolid, Spain

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as AITO invites members to the vibrant Spanish city of Valladolid! From November 21st to 24th, immerse yourself in Valladolid's rich culture, wine, and gastronomy at our highly anticipated Overseas Conference.

This annual gathering is a must-attend event for AITO's tour operators, agents, affiliate members, as well as the UK's leading travel journalists. It's your chance to connect, learn, be inspired while surrounded by the charm of Valladolid.


Join us as we continue our tradition of discovering unique destinations and making lasting connections. Previous conferences have taken us to enchanting locales like Braga, Wrocław, Ras Al Khaimah, Evora, Cordoba, Jordan, Istanbul, and Thessaloniki. 

KickStart - January 2025

KickStart - January 2025
The AITO Agents KickStart Conference is the ideal opportunity for Tour Operators and Business Partners to get together, and share new product ideas, with AITO Specialist Travel Agents. Throughout the conference, there are training opportunities as well as a marketplace for pre-set appointments.

The event includes an overnight stay at Jurys Inn Hinckley Island with a gala dinner and awards evening.

Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show 2025

Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show 2025

Destinations is one of the largest travel events in the UK. Held annually, AITO host a stand featuring a selection of our tour operator members, with additional members hosting their own stands across the show.

Visit our stand to discover a range of worldwide holiday experiences, designed by experts and fully financially protected.

Kensington Olympia, London

Dates: 30 January - 2 February 2025

Stand: TBC