Every major sea transporter and many of the major
hotel groups are Associate
Members of BAWTA. By maintaining a
regular liaison with its members' suppliers BAWTA is
able to address major issues affecting the industry.
The Hotel Wholesaler Standard
Terms and Conditions is one example of this
cooperation at work.
BAWTA was created at a time when the principle
of wholesaling to the coach and groups market was
taking off. Numerous intermediary companies were
being formed in the late 1980's and the
need to set minimum standards of operation
In the twenty-first century, wholesaling to this
market has come
of age but the industry has also developed in many
other ways. BAWTA members today are often involved in other
related activities such as air holidays, conference
and incentive arrangements and incoming tours. The
principles and the aims of BAWTA remain just
the same however and the association intends to remain
at the forefront of innovation no matter what the
challenges of the future may be.