Top Travel Associations

When you work in the Travel and Tourism industry, you come along a lot of like-minded individuals and companies. When you bring those people together, you can create a lot of mutual benefits, learning and connections. That is what all our Top Travel Associations are doing which are listed here.

Similar to our earlier list of Top Travel Tech Accelerator Programs for Startups, joining one of the organizations from our Top Travel Associations list can be a key resource for our business. Staying on top of what is happening in your industry, sharing experiences with your peer or making the right connections are just few benefits, the following Top Travel Associations are offering.

Top Travel Associations

ABTA – Association of British Travel Agents
ABTA’s purpose is to support and promote a thriving and sustainable travel and tourism industry to help members to build successful businesses.
TAGS: Travel Agents

ACTE– Association of Corporate Travel Executives
ACTE is a not-for-profit association providing executive-level global education and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.
TAGS: Business Travel

AGTO –  Association of Group Travel Organisers
AGTO is an independent organisation focussing on service providers for group tours and trips.
TAGS: Group Travel

AITO – Association of Independent Tour Operators
AITO is focussing on unique and specialist tour operators, who provide an unrivalled range of holidays to every corner of the world.
TAGS: Tour Operators

ANTOR – Association of National Tourist Offices and Representatives 
ANTOR is the principal lobbying organisation for the world’s tourist offices.
TAGS: National Tourist Offices

ASTA – American Society of Travel Agents 
ASTA is a leading advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the travelling public.
TAGS: Travel Agents

ATA – Africa Travel Association
ATA is a global trade association promoting travel and tourism to Africa and strengthening intra-Africa partnerships African.
TAGS: Service Providers

ATLAS – The European Association for Tourism and Leisure Education 
ATLAS develops transnational educational initiatives in tourism and leisure.
TAGS: Educational Travel

ATTA – Adventure Travel Association
ATTA is recognized as a vital leadership voice and partner for the adventure travel industry around the world.
TAGS: Adventure Travel

ATTA – The African Travel & Tourism Association 
ATTA is an association focussing on promoting tourism to Africa.
TAGS: African Service Providers

AWTE – Association of Women Travel Executives
AWTE helps women in the travel industry to advance and develop their careers.
TAGS: Female Tourism Executives

BETA – The British Educational Travel Association 
BETA represents some of the biggest and best-known businesses in the youth, student and educational travel industry.
TAGS: Educational Travel

BLLA – Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association 
BLLA is an organization dedicated to the luxury independent boutique lodging and lifestyle industries.
TAGS: Lifestyle Tourism

CLIA – Cruise Lines International Association
CLIA connects Cruise Lines, Executive Partners and the travel community with Travel Agencies.
TAGS: Cruise Lines

CTA – Coach Tourism Association 
CTA is a regional association promoting travel and tourism by coach in the UK, Ireland and Europe.
TAGS: Bus operators

CTO – Caribbean Tourism Organization 
CTO is a development agency directing the promotion, development and sustainability of the Carribean
TAGS: Carribean Service Providers

EHMA – European Hotel Managers Association
EHMA is a non-profit association of Hotel Managers operating first class and luxury hotels across Europe.
TAGS: European Hotel Managers

ETOA – European tourism association
ETOA is a trade association for tour operators and suppliers with business in European destinations.
TAGS: European Service Providers

ETTSA – The European Technology and Travel Services Association 
ETTSA represents and promotes the interests of travel distributors and Global Distribution Systems (GDS)
TAGS: Service Providers

GTT – The Guild of Travel & Tourism 
GTT is an international association of professionals in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry
TAGS: Travel Professionals

HEDNA is a global forum exclusively dedicated to the advancement of hospitality distribution through strategic collaboration and knowledge sharing.

IATM – International Association of Tour Managers 
IATM represent Tour Managers and lobbies for full professional recognition within the Travel Industry
TAGS: Tour Managers

IFITT – International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism 
IFITT is an independent global community for exchange & development of knowledge, about the use and impact of new ICTs in the travel and tourism industry.
TAGS: Travel Tech

IGLTA – International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association
IGLTA is a global travel network dedicated to connecting and educating LGBTQ travelers and the businesses that welcome and support them along the way
TAGS: Gay & Lesbian Travel Providers

IH – Institute of Hospitality 
IH helps hospitality professionals to grow their knowledge, professional profile, expertise and network.
TAGS: Hospitality

ITP – International Tourism Partnership
ITP supports responsible business within the hotel industry by engaging with the world’s leading hotel companies.
TAGS: Hospitality

NTA – National Tour Association
NTA is a networking organization for tour operators.
TAGS: Tour Operators

SKAL is a professional organisation of tourism and hospitality professionals promoting global travel, tourism, friendship and leadership.
TAGS: Service Providers

Safari Guild 
The Safari Guild brings safari service provides together.
TAGS: Safari Providers

TCN – Tourism Consultants Network 
TCN is an association of tourism consultants in Europe.
TAGS: Tourism Consultants

The Tourism Society 
The Tourism Society is the professional organization for people working in all sectors of the tourism economy.
TAGS: Service Providers

Travel Massive 
Travel Massive connects thousands of travel insiders to meet, learn and collaborate.
TAGS: Travel Professionals

TTI – Travel Technology Initiative 
TTI is a pan-European organisation which focusses on bringing technology and travel providers together.
TAGS: European Travel Tech

UNWTO – The United Nations World Tourism Organization
UNWTO is responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
TAGS: Sustainable Tourism

USTOA – United States Tour Operators Association 
USTOA supports tour operators in creating unique experiences for their clients.
TAGS: US Tour Operators

WATA is a network of DMCs from the leisure and MICE industry

WFTGA – World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations 
WFTGA is an organisation which brings tourist guide associations; individual tourist guides, tourism service providers and educational institutes together.
TAGS: Tourist Guides

WTTC – World Travel and Tourism Council 
The WTTC connects the travel industry with governments and international bodies.
TAGS: Travel industry

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