I recently blogged on the topic of Agritourism. In the post we discussed "what is agritourism" which also included providing a couple of definitions.
In today's post I'd like to highlight an organization you should know about, especially if you're involved or interested in agritourism. And that organization is: AGRICULTURAL TOUR OPERATORS INTERNATIONAL (ATOI).
The worldwide network of ATOI is comprised of tour operators, receceptive operators and ground operators who offer "qualify tailor-made farm and site tours, conferences and events in the agribusiness sector."
To learn more about ATOI visit their official website as well as review their summary info below.
ATOI Official Website:
Who is ATOI?
Agricultural Tour Operators International is a group of professional tour operators with agribusiness expertise offering of agricultural tours, technical programs, and conferences. Family-run or commercial operations, crops or livestock, cultural or geographical knowledge - ATOI members can provide expert advice and services in the understanding and experience of the agricultural industry.
ATOI members look after their guests, with every customised guided tour or event being carefully prepared, organised and run efficiently. Our members take the stress out of organising agribusiness visits by making sure you and your group have everything you need.
Tour operators in ATOI have agribusiness expertise, and adapt guided tours to give guests access to the specialist information they need. Multilingual, knowledgeable guides lead groups and ATOI members can also organise access to specific contacts or sector-professionals in their country.
Agricultural Tour Operators International's members have been organising agribusiness visits in over 30 countries for over a decade. Many of our members have had a lifetime's experience in agriculture: knowledge and enthusiasm that they put to good use in making every trip informative and interesting.