The Truly Independent Professional Travel Organisation (TIPTO) is urging agents to book up soon for their forthcoming roadshows.

TIPTO chairman Graham Balmforth said the first two events, which take place in Stoke and Worcester this week, have been heavily over-subscribed as agents seek to find out more about the organisation’s 16 members.

With bookings for the March and April roadshows in Tunbridge Wells, Solihull, Chester and Glasgow already strong, agents must act now.

“We have been delighted by the fast response and the level of demand for our first roadshows of 2010. It seems the UK trade is still in love with TIPTO” said Balmforth.

“Agents who have not yet registered but want to attend should really get in quickly, as each event is filling up fast.”

As well as the normal training, TIPTO is also introducing operator-agent speed-dating sessions as of the Tunbridge Wells roadshow on March 11.

To find out more about the roadshows or book a place call 020 8742 4077 or email