ALTO Online: An Industry United

An event report By Matthew Knott ST Magazine News Editor 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. The plans

2020-12-10T10:14:02+00:00

Living well on the go – lifestyle tips for travellers

In this webinar, nutritionist and health expert Ruth Tongue explored the key factors influencing behaviour change and making habits ‘stick’ for life. She explained why it’s essential to consider the following factors (outlined in the Self-Determination Theory), that affect our motivation to change, when thinking about developing new habits: 1. Competence -  the need to

2020-02-24T15:28:25+00:00

The “Ends” Game: Technology and the Pursuit of Lean Commerce

The Monday between Alphe UK and StudyWorld has been engraved in ALTO members’ minds as one of the full day professional development and networking events we organise annually. It has become a tradition since 2011 to allow most of our members to attend without having to take additional trips. With the majority of the language

2019-10-16T09:40:16+00:00

Lisbon 2019 – Postcard from a conference delegate

Lisbon was the beautiful setting for ALTO’s professional development and networking conference, a conference that brings together leaders of the language and travel industry and, more recently, international higher education.  The event leads the way in honest, open and frank discussion on the many topics that affect our industry, as well as an opportunity to

2019-04-17T13:56:57+00:00

The role of psychology in digital marketing

Trust, tailored language, and personality traits are some of the key principles to focus on when using psychology to design effective websites and boost engagement online, according to ALTO Day Berlin 2017 keynote presenter Nathalie Nahai. Web psychologist, international speaker, and author of the best-selling book Webs of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion (Pearson), Nathalie

2018-06-21T12:11:55+00:00

Leaders and Managers Gather in London for ALTO’s CPD Event

ALTO was proud to present their free professional development and networking event for ALTO member organisations at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London, England at the start of September in between two key industry events, Alphe and Study World. This was a double-event with one track designated for senior management and another track

2017-12-09T19:47:09+00:00

Survival of the Fittest: The evolution of the language travel industry

The warm atmosphere at ALTO’s 5th Annual Conference in Madrid wasn’t just due to the Spanish weather; this event is second to none when it comes to a collaborative spirit, friendly ambiance, and a productive element behind each activity. The beautiful 5-star Westin Palace in the heart of Spain’s capital city played host to over

2017-12-10T15:30:18+00:00