March 6, 2017 | aito - association of independent tour operators
The Association of Independent Tour Operators (www.aito.com) recently hosted its AGM (Wednesday, 22 February 2017) at the Royal Overseas League in London.
Some 106 AITO Tour Operators, AITO Agents, Affiliated Business Partners and Tourist Offices attended. The business session featured fascinating talks, including Sir Rocco Forte, Chairman of Rocco Forte Hotels, who gave an insightful personal view on Principles in Business.
The afternoon concluded with networking over lunch and the AITO member awards.
The award categories were AITO Tour Operator of the Year, AITO Affiliate of the Year and AITO Tourist Office of the Year.
Executive Director of AITO, Kate Kenward, says:
“We are very pleased to be able to acknowledge the services and support provided by our Affiliate Business Partners and Tourist Offices, whose contribution to AITO is highly regarded by both our tour operators and travel agents.
“The Tour Operator award was a very closely-run race, as AITO members always score highly with their customer feedback. It’s great to see some of AITO’s smaller, specialist companies taking the top three positions amongst our 120-plus tour operators.”
This award goes to the members which have had the most exceptional reviews on AITO.com.
Gold: McKinlay Kidd
Silver: Peter Sommer Travels
Bronze: Casas Cantabricas
This award goes to the AITO Affiliate Tourist Office which provided the best service and product in 2016 as voted by AITO tour operators and agents.
Gold: Jordan Tourism Board
Silver: Greek National Tourism Organisation
Bronze: Spanish Tourist Office
This award goes to the AITO Business Partner which provided the best service and product in 2016 as voted by AITO tour operators and agents.
Gold: Holiday Extras
Silver: Wild Dog Design
Bronze: MB Law