AITO: The Association of Independent Tour Operators

Benefits of AITO membership

Why join AITO? AITO membership will help you build your business fast by providing the following:

  • Fellowship: A group of like-minded entrepreneurs with similar philosophies and problems.
  • Recognition: AITO members are the UK's top specialist tour operators.
  • Acknowledged Excellence: The Quality Charter of Business Practice and Sustainable Tourism guidelines insist on high standards and values in all aspects of tour operating.
  • Known Financial Reliability: Membership entails stringent financial criteria.
  • Exclusive Networking Opportunities: Regular business-to-business contact at General Meetings, Annual Overseas Conference and via online intranets/forums
  • Sustainable Tourism: A proactive voice in the debate about sustainable tourism
  • Lobbying: Strength by association on issues key to independent tour operators
  • Debate: The association is a forum for the interchange of views and ideas.
  • Marketing: Innovative and cost-effective joint marketing initiatives.
  • Promotion: Dynamic website presence on promoting your holidays with valuable leads linking directly into your website.
  • Public Relations: Access to travel media through excellent press room, media liaison and events.
  • Distribution: Links to the best of the UK's independent retail agents through AITO specialist travel agents.
  • Knowledge: Regular newsletters, members intranet, affiliated legal advise service, training courses and much more.
  • Affiliate Links: Access to a range of specially tailored trade services and tourist offices from around the world.
  • Customer Facing Services: Legal and dispute services.
  • Social Events: AITO Members are welcoming and friendly people!

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