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The World’s Leaders in Language Education

ALTO is the only premium forum that joins leading language travel agents, schools, and national associations as one global community.

Membership is open to businesses, associations and the leaders of those organisations involved in language or educational travel.


ALTO’s Mission

We aim to provide a global platform for leaders and decision makers within the language travel industry to further develop and grow the industry through networking, professional development, idea and information exchange.

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ALTO Memories

ALTO began back in 1998 and over the years, the association has grown and flourished thanks to an engaged membership and the knowledgeable leadership of its board. This year, in honour of our 20-year anniversary, we’re asking our founding members to share their memories with us.

Read on to hear from them and share a memory of your own!


ALTO’s Double-Event in London

Join us in London at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre on Monday, 3 September 2018 as ALTO members gather for our free professional development and networking event.

ALTO members can send 2 senior managers to the full-day Leaders’ session and 1 mid-level manager to the morning Managers’ session.

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ALTO’s 20 Year Anniversary Conference

This past spring, we celebrated our sixth annual conference plus our 20 year anniversary as an association!

Our NYC event was packed full of professional development sessions, networking, interactive roundtables, speed dating meetings, and more.

Visit our event page to review the programme.

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What to Do When Change Happens to You

June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

New York was once again the alluring host to the best and the brightest of the industry who showed up on

Time Management for Business Leaders

March 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Well considering how busy we all are, many of us managed to find the time to take part in this webinar

The role of psychology in digital marketing

November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Trust, tailored language, and personality traits are some of the key principles to focus on when using psychology to design effective

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Our Members

Learn more about ALTO’s current membership and view our members list.

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How to Become a Member

Join ALTO’s global community of language travel industry professionals and get access to our top-level seminars, networking events and information exchange.
ALTO Membership is open to businesses, associations and the leaders of those organisations involved in language and/or educational travel.