Jordan to host UK’s Aito conference

Jordan is to host this year’s Association of Independent Tour Operators (Aito) overseas conference. 

Jordan's Dead Sea coastline
Jordan’s Dead Sea coastline

The event will run from 23 to 28 November 23-28 at the Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea.

It will mark the first time the UK organisation has staged its annual conference in Jordan and will mark the end of its 40th anniversary year.

The conference is targeted at business owners of Aito members and Aito Specialist Travel Agents and affiliate partners and business session topics will cover the complexities of running a travel business in today’s competitive marketplace.

Aito is promising an “engaging mix of big-name speakers” from inside and outside the travel industry. There will be one day of business sessions covering trading and business management, as well as networking events and educational opportunities.

The conference is being sponsored by the Jordan Tourism Board and Royal Jordanian Airlines.

Aito chairman Derek Moore said: “We are excited about holding our 2016 conference in Jordan. Our time in the country will allow us not only to hold business sessions on the shores of the Dead Sea but also to visit several of Jordan’s visitor highlights, including the Roman city of Jerash, the cultural magnificence of Petra and the scenic splendour that is Wadi Rum. It will, I’m confident, prove to be a splendid conference destination to mark AITO’s 40th anniversary year.”

Chairman of Aito Specialist Travel Agents Gemma Antrobus added: “Jordan really is a ‘must visit’ destination and one that every Aito agent ought to know in greater depth, so that they can include it within their range of suggested mid-haul break holidays to clients.”

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