Useful Links

Association of Group Travel Organisers
The 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 organisation for organisers!
Website: www.agto.co.uk

The British Tourism & Travel Show
Best of Britain & Ireland established itself as the ultimate business event in the UK for the domestic tourism industry. Following extensive consultation amongst exhibitors and visitors, 2016 saw the evolution to The British Tourism & Travel Show. Held in March each year, it brings together hotels and venues, and attractions and destinations wanting to meet and do business with the decision makers – responsible for planning holidays, trips, tours and breaks – from throughout the UK and overseas.
Website: www.tourismshow.co.uk

Coach Tourism Association
The CTA (formerly the CTC) was set up 26 years ago to promote travel and tourism by coach. Today it has nearly 300 members, split between coach tour operators and tour wholesalers and industry suppliers.
Website: www.coachtourismassociation.co.uk

UKinbound
UKinbound is the only trade association to represent and unite the UK's inbound tourism businesses.
Website: www.ukinbound.org

European Tour Operators Association
ETOA was formed to give Europe’s Inbound Industry a political voice.
Website: www.etoa.org

Confederation of Passenger Transport
As the government-recognised trade association for the bus, coach and light rail industries, CPT is the focus for consultation and negotiation on legislation, regulation, practices and standards.
Website: www.cpt-uk.org

British Association of Wholesale Tour Agents
BAWTA is the only trade association in the UK specifically for tour wholesalers.
Website: www.bawta.co.uk

The Guild of Registered Tourist Guides
The Guild is the national professional association for Blue Badge Tourist Guides working in London and throughout the British Isles, including the Isle of Man and Jersey. With over 800 full members and a network of regional and local associations with nearly 1,000 members holding group membership, the Guild represents around 1,800 guides. It's members offer guiding in 34 different languages.
Website: www.britainsbestguides.org

made
A Tourism Marketing, Representation & PR company, an event organiser, specialising in the production of high-profile promotional events, and an organiser of travel itineraries for individuals and groups.
Website: www.made2010.com

Heritage Railway Association
The Heritage Railway Association represents the majority of heritage and tourist railways and railway preservation groups within both the UK, and Ireland. There are also several overseas members.
Website: www.heritagerailways.com/hra.html

National Trust
The sheer scale and enormous variety of National Trust houses and gardens means that wherever you go, you're never far from a great day out.
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The National Trust for Scotland
The National Trust for Scotland is the conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland's natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy.
Website: www.nts.org.uk/discover

English Heritage
English Heritage champions our historic places and advises the Government and others to help today's generation and ensure that it is protected for future generations.
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/travel-trade/

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is one of the world’s largest and most respected wetland conservation organisations working globally to safeguard and improve wetlands for wildlife and people. All of our work is supported by a much valued membership base of over 200,000 people.
Website: www.wwt.org.uk

The Royal Horticultural Society
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.
Website: www.rhs.org.uk