AITO Specialist Travel Agents has announced a new member – the Tyne and Wear based award-winning independent agent, Westoe Travel Located in South Shields, Westoe Travel is a family-owned travel agent that specialises in holidays in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA.

Set up 22 years ago, Westoe Travel has won a multitude of awards, including Brit Travel Awards 2010 and 2011, STEP Retailer of the Year 2008 and 2009 and TIPTO Travel Agent of the Year (Northern Nominee).


Graeme Brett, managing director of Westoe Travel, says: “We have found that the independent companies, particularly those that are members of AITO, are far more supportive than the big companies of independent agents such as ourselves, regardless of the amount of business we produce. They are very keen to work with us for mutual benefit. We will never forget the shock of one large operator telling us we were their best-performing independent agent and then, two days later, sending us an email saying they were reducing our commission.

“The range of product offered by the AITO suppliers is superb and fits in with our policy of offering alternative and specialised holidays to our customers and working with suppliers based on mutual respect, trust and co-operation.”

For more information on the 130 AITO Specialist Travel Agents, their specialities and their locations, visit or call 020 8744 9271.

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