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Build your business through engagement with like-minded organisations

CATO membership provides a sense of belonging for travel intermediaries through...

Excellence: The CATO code of ethics insist on high standards and values in all aspects of tour operating
Security: CATO full members must be ATAS Accredited ensuring credibility through stringent financial criteria
Recognition: CATO full members are recognised and preferred as Australia’s leading tour operators.
Representation: Strength by association on issues key to Australian tour operators
Sustainable: CATO is a proactive voice in the debate around sustainable tourism

Magazine: Access to CATO’s quarterly digital magazine “Ground Control” via exclusive member rates
Research: Exclusive access to relevant data on outbound leisure travel statistics
Promotion: Dynamic website presence promoting your organisation and linking directly into your website
Public Relations: Support through access and promotion to trade and mainstream media

Fellowship: A club of like-minded entrepreneurs with similar philosophies and challenges
Events: Regular business-to-business contact at General Meetings, conferences and events
Debate: The association is a forum for the interchange of views and ideas
Affiliate Links: Access to a range of specially tailored trade services from around the world

CATO is an industry hallmark and will continue to strive toward its goals



CATO members are Accredited Tour Operators and Wholesalers working with retail travel agents to make the customers’ journey a better and safer experience.


To maintain the highest possible product and service standards, CATO provides a forum for members to exchange views relative to the land supply sector.


CATO acts as a representative body for its members through a pro-active approach to communication with Australian State and Federal Governments.

Make your customers’ journey a better and safer experience by becoming a CATO Member.

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