Dubai Tourism

Dubai is a city that must be seen to be believed. Record-breaking architecture such as the world’s tallest building, stands alongside traditional quarters like Bastakiya, while man-made islands jut out of the coastline and the edge of the city is home to rol...

World Travel Market 2017

WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend three-day exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. Around 51,500 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media visit ExCeL -...

Building connections, not walls

President Trump’s controversial travel ban has made headlines around the world.

Tourism is a lot like politics – when done well it can be an incredible force for good. When done poorly it can be very destructive. Luckily tourism is in a lot better state...

Hands on Journeys

A new concept in travel, Empowerment Tourism
We have seen sustainable, eco and responsible tourism all become buzz words, but Simla Sooboodoo, founder of small group tour operator Hands on Journeys, aims to take that further with her new concept, Empowerment...

CATO Crisis Management Forum

The Council of Australian Tour Operators inaugural Crisis Management Forum was a full day forum held in Sydney in March 2016 and attended by over 80 tour operators, wholesalers and travel agents. Attendees heard from a range of crisis management experts includ...

CATO Update

May 2016 sees the launch of the Council of Australian Tour Operators first ever advertising campaign. It seeks to raise awareness among the travel agency community of the new CATO member registration numbers as well as the benefits of using Australian based CA...

Member Benefits

CATO Advantage

CATO members are specialists who work in conjunction with licensed travel agents to make the customers’ journey a better and safer experience.

CATO Value

To maintain the highest possible product and service standards, CATO provides a forum for members to meet regularly and exchange views.

Representative Body

CATO acts as a representative body for its members and is in regular contact lobbying both State and Federal Governments.

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