The Official Voice of UK Cypriot Tour Operators & Travel Agents
AGTA (UK) - Association of Greek Cypriot Travel Agents - was founded in May 1989.
AGTA is, to date, generally regarded as the official voice for UK Cypriot specialist tour operators / travel agents and is regularly consulted for its views by the Island's tourism authorities and industry.
The aims of the Association are:
- To promote travel and tourism to Cyprus in general
- To support its members' promotional drives for Cyprus Tourism
- To co-operate with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and travel/tourism industry bodies in Cyprus and the UK for the sustainable development of Cyprus tourism more effectively
AGTA has two membership categories: Bonafide Members [Greek Cypriot owned Tour Operators & Travel Agents, who are the members with voting rights], Affiliate [UK & Cyprus hoteliers or ancillary services providers]. Full details of all members can be found in the AGTA annual directory and on this website.
The current membership comprises of: 12 Tour Operators/Travel Agents, 36 Cyprus & UK Affiliate members and 2 Sponsors. Total membership - all categories: 50. [Note: Most Tour Operator members also operate retailers as you will note going through this brochure and on our website].
Tangible benefits for members:
- Listings the AGTA annual directory and regularly membership updates
- Promotion on the AGTA Website
- Networking at events / meetings organised by the Association
- Representation / lobbying at official meetings in Cyprus and UK
- Communication through quarterly newsletters [AGTA NEWS]
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation and Cyprus Airways sponsor AGTA (UK) annually by way of advertising in the Association's annual Cyprus brochure [Directory].
AGTA (UK) council:
The affairs of the Association are managed by a council elected every 2 years. The council normally comprises of three officers [Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and Treasurer] and six members. Currently only 5 serve at council: Noel Josephides (Sunvil Holidays), Chair, Harry Kyrillou (Planet Holidays), Vice Chair, Angelos Agathangelou (Anemone Travel), Treasurer, Harry Hajipapas (Cyplon Holidays), Manolis Mavroulakis (Greece & Cyprus Travel).
AGTA (UK) Secretariat:
The AGTA Secretariat carries out all the administration and other work towards major projects undertaken by the Association with guidance from the Chairman and council. [Note: The Secretariat was established in 1996 and operates with a Permanent Secretary, known as the Executive, who manages the administration and other activities. Mr. Ioannis (Yannis) Efthymiou has been employed as the AGTA (UK) Secretariat Executive, since 1996].
AGTA (UK) operates as per the rules of an established constitution.
How to join:
Information on how to become an AGTA (UK) member is available from the Secretariat and the AGTA website.
Read about how to become a member of AGTA (UK)
AGTA (UK) Website: www.agta.co.uk
The website was designed several years ago by MintTwist Ltd. The website's content has been based on the Association's annual Directory of membership.
The site was re-designed twice since, in 2007/8 and 2008/9. Consultation is currently on the way for the site's further development.
For more information, contact...
Yannis Efthymiou, Executive
AGTA (UK) Secretariat
London N11 2NU
Tel: +44 (0) 208 889 8395