These are some useful travel organisations, travel trade associations, government departments, travel information websites and other online travel & tourism resources.
ABTA Association of British Travel Agents
ABTOI Association of British Tour Operators to Italy
AITO The Association of Independent Tour Operators
AITO Agents AITO Specialist Travel Agents (formerly the Campaign for Real Travel Agents, CARTA) are completely independent (IE not tied to selling solely AITO holidays).
ANTOR Association of National Tourist Office Representatives
ATOL The Air Travel Organisers' Licensing organisation
CIA World Factbook Useful directory of basic facts and statistics on the countries of the world.
DEFRA Pet Travel Scheme Details of the Government's Pet Travel Scheme.
EU - Passenger Rights Advice The EU's advice page on rights for air, rail, sea (and inland waterway), coach/bus passengers and travellers with reduced mobility.
Foreign Office - Travel Advice Regularly updated official advice on travel to and conditions in individual countries. The government posts warnings here about countries that should be avoided.
HM Passport Office Everything you need to know about getting or changing a UK passport
International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) Handy directory of travel medicine providers worldwide
Met Office Worldwide weather forecasting and statistics
Ski Club of Great Britain Long-standing source of information and advice for skiers.
Travel Trust Association Independent financial consumer protection scheme.
US State Dept - Travel Advice U.S. government travel advice (for U.S. travellers, but still useful)

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