Why Become an ABTOI Member?
If you offer any type of travel service to Italy and are a UK registered company, you can apply to be an ABTOI member.
ABTOI provides numerous opportunities and benefits associated with belonging to a travel industry organisation, including consumer brand recognition.
ABTOI members have access to a range of joint marketing initiatives and pr opportunities throughout the year, taking advantage of the excellent relationship ABTOI has with editors and journalists of the nationals, and the Italian Tourist Board. The free TravMedia membership that comes with being an ABTOI member puts you in front of all the press contacts you will need to build trust, branding and a working relationship.
Members can also benefit from free business support negotiated by ABTOI with its preferred suppliers who might offer free telephone time (limited) and advice. This might be a legal question, a query on VAT or TOMS, advice on health and safety issues or financial protection solutions. The Member’s Directory of Benefits sets out the full preferred rates, terms and conditions.
ABTOI membership provides exceptional value and support. Here are just a few more reasons to become an ABTOI member.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE
- ABTOI website
Own dedicated area on website housing your company description, images, logo, contact details and a link to your own website
- TravMedia membership:
Free membership to one of the largest online Travel Media websites which provides access to hundreds of journalists. Create your own dedicated Press Centre, reply to regular journalist requests, distribute your own press releases and attend bi-monthly press networking parties
- Subsidised Exhibiting
Joint resources and subsidised fees to participate in major travel exhibitions
- Media Advertising
Joint National media advertising campaigns
- Press Events
Opportunity to participate in press lunches to meet key journalists
- Training with an Expert
Essential training in areas like social media, travel law, industry directives and content marketing
- Annual Summit
ABTOI’s annual event takes place in Italy (or the UK). An opportunity to spend an informal few days with colleagues, journalists and our preferred partners in an Italian destination packed with speakers, training, educationals and fine dining
Network with like-minded travel professionals sharing same objectives
- Trade Association Logo
Use of the ABTOI logo, identifying you as part of a recognizable Trade Association
*Please note that some of the above events incur extra costs.
Membership costs & requirements
Membership is from 1 Jan to 31 December. For those applying to join during the year, a pro rata discount will be applied.
For new members:
An annual fee of £375 plus a £50 administration fee
For renewing members:
£375 per annum
If your operation requires any form of license/bond under the UK and European Package Holiday Directives, we will require details.
If you are acting as an agent to ATOL License Holder, we will require details of your Principle.Apply now for membership
“ABTOI has been a great association for networking, meeting likeminded tour operators and being able to chat through common issues.Additionally, we have been introduced to some great business partners.”
“ABTOI must be the best and most varied Association of TOs selling a destination. The annual Summit held in Italy is the highlight of the year but we highly rate the valuable networking opportunities and excellent contacts at all other events.”
“ABTOI membership provides us with a wide range of invaluable support within the travel industry. With continuous networking events, training seminars, important insight industry information and always on hand to assist members, the body is a very much part of the cog to our successful business.”
“From joint media events with major broadsheets to training sessions on Google Analytics, and from direct customer connections to the annual networking event, the opportunities offered by ABTOI membership make it a key fixture in our annual marketing and affiliation budget.”
“Our ABTOI membership is vital to Passepartout Homes to keep abreast of industry news, for networking opportunities and to drive new bookings to our agency. Essential to our business is the membership to TravMedia which unbelievably, ABTOI offer as part of the package.”
“ABTOI is an excellent, knowledgeable and friendly organisation who introduce enquiries, arrange marvellous events and invaluable travel industry updates on key issues throughout the year.We would highly recommend joining them.”
The UK travel industry offers a wide range of conferences allowing delegates to meet abroad – however, few can match the style and quality of the service provided by ABTOI. There are certainly larger events on offer, but I prefer the more authentic and practical approach that ABTOI offers – and they manage to attract a good number of like-minded specialist operators, combined with service providers like lawyers, accountants, FX advisers and experts from trade bodies such as ABTA for up to date legal advice – and practical solutions.
“Belonging to an association that shares the same foresight in promoting the very best Italy has to offer has been invaluable in developing our own product.The travel industry news alerts and updates have been extremely helpful in keeping on track with industry directives.We are looking forward to future successful endeavours.”
“We greatly value the opportunity ABTOI brings on expertise and training. The organisation is collaborative and welcoming in style.We have made use of the regular training events and press lunches in order that we build knowledge and expertise within our organisation as well as gaining access to a number of useful contacts within the travel industry and media.”