ALTO Newsletter March 2021

We changed the clocks over the weekend, spring is here and more and more countries are easing on lock-down restrictions. These are small things to be joyful about, but it’s too early to celebrate of course – especially in our industry – until we reach sufficient vaccination level globally and international travel can start again.

We hope that you continue to find support in ALTO uniting the international education industry throughout this extraordinary time. If you’re not a member of the ALTO community yet, contact our Association Manager, Reka Lenart to guide you through the application process.

Headlines from the newsletter:

  • ALTO Open Event – read event report
  • ALTO Trends Barometer
  • ALTO Pulse Q2 2021 – survey open until 16th April
  • Past event: Drawing ALTO’s Futures webinar – read event report
  • ALTO Conference Rome 22nd-24th April 2022

Please feel free to contact Reka with any questions you may have.

Kind regards,

The ALTO team

ALTO Open Event – key messages

International education industry leaders gathered online to discuss the findings of the ALTO Pulse Q1 2021 report and address specific destination country issues in smaller groups last Friday.
ALTO opened the invitation to non-member organisations to encourage them to find out more about the value of being part of the ALTO community and to showcase the open, honest and highly relevant conversations that allow our members to share pertinent information with each other in a short space of time.

ALTO Open Event – read event report

ALTO Trends Barometer – Safe-Simple-Vital


We are excited to launch the ALTO Trends Barometer project which is a data collaboration platform that was developed by the association to assist the international educations industry with insights into measurable trends showing weekly arrivals data at course providers around the world.

We initially invite ALTO member schools and ALTO school associations’ members to participate in this project with their adult language student arrivals data with plans to expand the scope to non-members and widen the course type coverage at a later stage.

Read more and members’ registration

ALTO Pulse Q2 2021 – complete the survey

We’ve been collecting data about the industry’s recovery projections since last summer and the report including comparison charts is becoming an interesting read indeed.
Participate in this free anonymous survey, and witness the moment when the industry’s mood starts shifting into a more positive outlook!
This quarter’s survey was created and is circulated in collaboration with Felca to assure maximum agent engagement. Make sure to answer Felca’s question about the changes in agent-school relationships, thank you.
Read more about the ALTO Pulse project and find our previous reports on our webpage or go directly to the latest survey before 16th April 2021 below:
ALTO Pulse Q2 2021 – complete survey now

Drawing ALTO’s futures – event report

Faced with a constantly changing business environment, our leaders in international education should be ready for any possible scenarios in the short and long term future and prepare strategic plans to reduce the element of surprise to a minimum.

We invited Richard Jaimes and Konstantinos Manginis Founders of TurningPoint Management Consultancy to show us how other industries like Aviation, Education and the Hotel industry are tackling these challenges, and to draw up possible maneuvering options.

Read the webinar summary

ALTO conference Rome 22nd-24th April 2022

As per our members’ request we waited until March to decide about the annual conference, but it doesn’t look like any of us will be taking non-essential trips in a month’s time, so the Board decided to postpone the Rome conference to Aril 2022, we look forward to seeing you there!
This event will give you an opportunity to look at your business from a different perspective to discuss action points for fast recovery with fellow leaders, learn from our keynote presenters and network with owners and decision makers from the international education industry.
The conference is open to members and non-members, read more and register below.
Register for the Rome conference 2022