ALTO Newsletter Recharge and Re-emerge

2020 is drawing to an end – a big sigh across the globe – and we all look forward to a brighter 2021 with the vaccination plans rolling out albeit at different speed in different countries: we’ll all get there!

We’ve said this before and will talk about it for many years to come (right after the unavoidable 6-12 months of “let’s not mention 2020 ever again”) this year has been devastating, it has brought unimaginable changes to our lives and has challenged our businesses, forcing us to make difficult decisions: rest assured we’ve all been there!

Our sincere hope is that you found support and strength in ALTO uniting the international education industry throughout this extraordinary year packed with innovative ideas and projects. If you’re not a member of the ALTO family yet, contact our Association Manager, Reka Lenart to help you through the application process.

Headlines from the newsletter:

  • Celebrating 10 years of the re-invented independent ALTO
  • ALTO Online: An Industry United AGM, CPD and networking moved to online
  • ALTO Pulse Q42020 – recovery and sustainability projection
  • Drawing ALTO’s futures – webinar by Richard Jaimes and Konstantinos Manginis February 2021
  • Rome conference 7th-9th May 2021 registration open
  • Season’s greetings from the ALTO Board

The Team and Board of ALTO wish you all the best for Christmas and a Safe and Prosperous 2021!

Celebrating 10 years of independent ALTO

Ten years ago, ALTO members made the decision to re-invent the association and, taking a huge leap of faith, separated from WYSETC to form an independent professional association serving the needs of top-level industry professionals in the language travel industry.
Read full article – A decade with ALTO

ALTO Online: An Industry United

The Association of Language Travel Organisations, the organisation of schools and agencies, has agreed a number of initiatives for the coming year, including the establishment of a best practice charter, a mediation panel and an industry barometer, as well as a reduction in membership fees… read Matthew Knott’s full article below

ALTO Online: An Industry United – report

ALTO Pulse Q4 2020 – recovery, sustainability

Facing or already deep into the second wave of Covid-19 depending which part of the world you’re based in, we felt that it was important to re-assess the summer projections and get a realistic picture about the financial sustainability of businesses in the international education industry. Survey completed in October 2020.
ALTO Pulse Q4 2020 – read report

Drawing ALTO’s futures – webinar Feb 2021

Richard Jaimes and Konstantinos Manginis we will guide us through the current trend status of different industries relevant to the businesses in international education and from there start to paint out possible scenarios and general implications.
Register for the webinar on 4th Feb 2021

ALTO conference Rome 7th-9th May 2021

Our annual conference has been postponed to 7th-9th May 2021, 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 2021

Season’s Greetings and a Bright 2021!