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ALTO Newsletter June 2014
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June, 2014



In This Issue

ALTO seminar London 2014- register
ALTO Conference NY - report
ALTO benchmarking 2014
ALTO Pulse Q1 report
Membership update

New ALTO members

BEC Rocky Mountains and Montreal, Canada
ISE- International Student Exchange Cards, USA
Millfield Enterprises, UK
Atlas Language School, Ireland
Intrinsiq Ltd., UK
Information Planet, Australia
University Track Preparation, USA

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ALTO Pulse Q1 2014 report

There is a very clear increase in the number of Schools reporting growth in Q1 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 (from 46% to 51%). With only 15% reporting decreasing numbers, the first quarter of this year shows a very positive picture from the schools’ perspective....

The number of Agents reporting a growing number of students in Q1 2014 have slightly increased compared to Q1 2013 from 46% to 47%. Unfortunately a high percentage of agents reported declining student numbers shooting up from 21% in Q1 2013 to 27% in Q1 2014....

Please download the latest report from the webpage and watch out for the next survey opening on 11th July 2014! 

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Register early - London seminar 1st September 2014

The ALTO Board would like to invite all members to the next professional development event of the association in London. The whole day event includes a highly engaging morning seminar by Paul O'Kelly followed by networking lunch and round table workshop moderated by Paul. We will close the day with a presentation by Justin Quinn on CSR.

  Paul O'Kelly
Keynote Speaker
  Justin Quinn 
Guest Presenter

Read more and register now 

ALTO Conference New York 2014 - read report

Key issues facing the industry such as technological developments and the changing role of teachers and agents were discussed at the latest ALTO Conference in New York. 

Presentations by Marijo Bos, President of Bos Advisors and PWN Global network, Daniel Sieberg, Author and Head of Media Outreach at Google, and Heidi Grant Halvorson, Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia Business School gave participants tools to improve their business and personal lives. From reconstructing goals to simply putting down the smartphone, ALTO members came away with practical tweaks to daily business life. Read full article here and watch the event summary video.


 ALTO benchmarking 2014

From the first Board meeting of the new independent ALTO in 2010, board members were clear that the language travel industry would benefit from a worldwide benchmarking project, one that would enable organisations to measure their results both against previous years and also to other organisations from the same and other markets.

Further, the Board also hopes that a comprehensive benchmarking report might attract more investors into the industry and increase the profile of the language travel industry within the global economy.

Read more about the project here