Welcome to the Official Website for the Group Travel Organisers Association
The GTOA 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 Asociation 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 GTOA also offers our Organiser members an exclusive Organisers Liability Insurance Scheme as well as free legal advice and much more.
The GTOA - The Organisation For Organisers!
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GTOA Notice Board
Recent Articles Appearing In the Press
GTOA'S Chief Executive Mike Bugsgang wrote a column for The Pass magazine recently about the prospects for tourism following the General Election. Read the full article here
The GTOA Showcase Weekend is already making headlines, see the Group Leisure article here
Abridged minutes from the January Board Meeting - click here
The GTOA Showcase Weekend 2015
Newcastle 18-20 September
This is a must attend event for GTOA members for full details of the itinerary click here
For the event booking form click here
Events Diary & Trade Shows 2015
GTOA attends all the major trade events during the year. The events we will be at later this year are as follows:
Exhibiting: Great For Groups North 2nd September, Great For Groups Central 1st October, Group Leisure & Travel Trade Show 22nd October
GTOA also exhibits at various regional events - please click on the Events Listing for full details
Congratulations to Shirley Ward who has been awarded the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for voluntary service to the community in Upminster and Cranham, Essex. A Shirley Tours group visit to the Palace for the investiture?
Group Travel Organisers Awards 2015
GTOA CEO Mike Bugsgang presented the Association's sponsored category award, 'Best Coach Operator: Small Fleet’ at the Group Travel Awards held at the London Hilton Hotel Park Lane. Pictured on stage are (l to r) Awards MC Hal Cruttenden; Gyll King, accepting the award on behalf of winner, the Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company; Mike Bugsgang and Abbe Bates, Editor, Group Travel Organiser Magazine. Directors attending the Post Awards Celebration at the London Hilton Hotel Park Lane.
'River Cruises' With Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2016
Set sail from Southampton on a relaxing 'River Cruise" with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2016. For the first time Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Braemar will be based in Southampton for six months, more details here
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is delighted to announce that RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (30 June - 5 July 2015) has been selected as the winner of the Garden Event of the Year Award 2015 by the International Garden Tourism Network for details click here