About ACT

Our ultimate aim is to reach Net Zero emissions across the AITO family.

AITO Climate Crisis Think Tank (ACT), an in-house members and business affiliates forum, is responsible for addressing the Association’s response to the present CO2 emissions & climate crisis.
Following AITO’s Climate Crisis Declaration Statement, ACT is working on the Association’s evolving Action Plan to assist in the increase of reductions in our own, our members’ and our suppliers’ total carbon emissions.

In the process of acknowledging that the global travel & tourism industry, whose transport-related discharges are expected to account for 5.3% of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, ACT endeavours to adhere to the following Mission Statement:

Mindful of the global climate emergency the AITO Climate-Crisis Think-Tank (ACT) seeks to promote meaningful and sustainable travel in collaboration with key stakeholders, including AITO members and business partners, the wider travel industry, regulators and government. By engaging with the core topics of aviation, over tourism, consumer travel practices, industry sustainability, carbon emissions and greenhouse gases, the ACT seeks to contribute to the essential decrease in global warming, whilst continuing to promote the benefits of meaningful travel.

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AITO – The Specialist Travel Association is a group of unique and specialist travel companies, who collectively provide an unrivalled range of holidays to every corner of the globe.
Representing 220 independent travel companies annually sending away over 600K clients, turning over £1 billion and employing over 4,000 people.

Working alongside fellow industry UK travel & tourism industry stakeholders (who collectively offer 2.6 million jobs, contributing £106 billion p.a. to British economy), the outbound travel sector, which AITO companies work with-in, annually contributes £34.3 billion, producing £ 2.4 billion to the Exchequer.

AITO members, Specialist Travel Agents and business affiliate companies are encouraged to participate in raising awareness among staff, customers and suppliers of the importance of sustainable tourism. In addition, all AITO companies are required to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction by concentrating on three main pillars: Choice, Quality and Service – as enshrined in our Quality Charter.

Company Registration: 2614755

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