The APAVT - Portuguese Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies is the only association of its class in Portugal and the oldest and most representative of Portuguese national tourism, bringing together:
- Full Members: National Travel Agencies;
- Associate Members: other enterprises in or related to the tourism sector, such as foreign Travel Agencies, airline companies, hotels, restaurants, car rental companies, official tourism organisations, campsites and road transport companies, among others.
Over the last sixty years, the Association has had a fundamental role in the development of Portuguese tourism, promoting debates between its members, presenting proposals at all levels, anticipating market changes and preparing the sector for the challenges it faces.
Given the position of Travel Agencies as a hub, providing the main link between tourism supply and consumers, the action of the APAVT frequently goes beyond the scope of this class, making a decisive contribution to the tourism business as a whole.