At the beginning of 2021 many of us had hopes that we would see the end of the Covid-19 pandemic and the recovery of our businesses. As the year draws to an end, we find ourselves having to dig deep to find pockets of optimism after another tough year, and we find ourselves facing more uncertainty with a New Year which looks like getting off to an equally difficult start.
It is in these trying circumstances, however, that we all appreciate the sense of community and friendship that being part of ALTO brings, and we remain focused and determined to rebuild the industry ever stronger and closer.
Throughout the pandemic ALTO has remained true to its core values of bringing together the leaders of the study travel industry to learn from and share with each other, and also to benefit from experts in other fields, to discuss pertinent issues and the challenges facing us all, and to retain and build on those vital networks.
We hope you will join us in looking forward to 2022 with cautious optimism, aware of the many challenges which could derail our fledgling recovery but prepared to tackle them head on, armed with the benefit of a strong network of schools, agents, associations and service providers who are prepared to pool their considerable knowledge and experience to ensure our industry emerges strengthened and reinvigorated, ready to serve the generations of future students.
If you are a business owner or decision maker within your company, please read more about our plans for next year ALTO Where Leaders Meet 2022 and contact Reka Lenart Association Manager who will be happy to help you.
From all of us here at ALTO we wish you a restful holiday and hope the New Year brings light and hope to us all!
The ALTO Board
Headlines from the newsletter:
- ALTO Conference Rome 22nd – 24th April 2022
- Best Practice Guidelines and Mediation Panel
- ALTO Trends Barometer and ALTO Pulse
- Welcome to new member St Andrew’s College Language Schools and AMTE Mexico
- Past event report: ALTO face-to-face event Berlin
- Season’s Greetings