The Mastermind final, an agents marketplace, lively sessions, a gala dinner and networking opportunities, will take place at the AITO Specialist Travel Agents  domestic conference in Warwick on January 16 & 17.

The AITO Agents Mastermind competition reaches its conclusion with the final on the Saturday, hosted by AITO chairman Derek Mooresson.


Four travel agency individuals will compete to lay claim to the most knowledgeable travel agent in the UK. The prize is a trip to Spain with runners up winning familiarisation trips, all courtesy of the Spanish Tourist Board and Balearic Institute of Tourism.

AITO Specialist Travel Agents’ Chairman, Barry Moxley (Traveltime) said: “With the economy on the brink of a comeback, now is the time for the travel industry to cement relationships for the future.

AITO tour operators and AITO Specialist Travel Agents have an excellent rapport and we expect this conference will be one of its best attended yet.

One leading agent, Hyde-Barker Travel with three branches is so committed that it is sending its entire staff to the conference.That is a true testament to the cause and we'd hope other agents would follow suit.”

The agents marketplace on Sunday regularly attracts over 60 AITO tour operators, all showcasing their new initiatives and products.

For more information on the 150 AITO Specialist Travel Agents, their specialities and their locations, visit or call 020 8744 9271.

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