Become a CATO Member

If your company is actively engaged in the designing, marketing and selling of wholesale tour and travel packages to the domestic and international markets then you should be an active member of CATO, the Council of Australian Tour Operators.

Why your company should be a member of CATO.

The council has established a Code of Ethics when dealing with the Public, Travel Agents, Carriers, other principles and fellow members.

Membership is an imprimatur of competence and integrity.

The CATO logo can be displayed proudly on your marketing material as your commitment to these goals.

CATO provides a collaborative forum for you to present your views. Convening regularly, subjects of mutual interest are represented to industry groups, government and ancillary bodies.

The benefits to you are:

The opportunity to exchange information with similar businesses, in confidence.

Identifying issues that effect groups e.g. airline contracts.

As an Incorporated body we able to take action to resolve issues.

The Council works with AFTA to resolve issues relating to our primary customers, travel agents.

Organise seminars on issues ranging from GST, changes to law, automation, TFC, and licensing.

The promotion and protection of the mutual interests.

Provide an arbitration forum to enquire and deal with complaints, disputes by, against, affecting or between members of the Council.

A united force engaged in the development of wholesale tour and travel to both travel agents and the public.

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