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Cohesion is critical, underline peak bodies at ALTO

Chief Executive at English UK, Eddie Byers, has stated that the UK's ELT sector needs to work harder to make the government understand it is a "key feed" into the HE sector. And English Australia's Sue Blundell wowed ALTO delegates with data illustrating Australia's growth and grasp of stats.

ALTO debates agents, tech, dynamic pricing

The role of agents, technology in language teaching and dynamic pricing dominated ALTO's professional development conference in New York last month. The two-day event brought forward debates about the changing demand for face-to-face learning and offered members access to Daniel Sieberg, author and Head of Media Outreach at Google.

Next-generation ALTO on data drive

Director-level organisation ALTO unveiled its new intention to gather industry data for the benefit of members and the wider study travel industry during its AGM this week. An industry-wide benchmarking study is being planned by the association with the help of a large independent accounting organisation.

ALTO pow-wow ponders data, discounts…

Distilled advice on business innovation and a pow-wow among business owners on some of the thornier challenges in the study travel sector meant that the most recent ALTO London seminar continued to carve out its own unique agenda: topics up for discussion included discounting and dynamic pricing, with a room full of owner/operators from schools and agencies.

ALTO Conference talks discounts, direct bookings

Discounting, direct bookings and how better to use technology in the global study travel sector got the delegates at ALTO's inaugural New York conference focused this month, with some of the central problems shared between education agencies and language schools laid bare for a big-name panel of education agencies to consider.

David Anthonisz, Chairman of ALTO

At ALTO we want to try to have as much industry-relevant forward data as we can so we are able to make decisions and changes in a pro-active fashion.. Very often the thing to do is not just spend your time lobbying but to change your business model.

STB shares secrets of Brazilian ELT market

In order to capture the huge ELT market in Brazil, schools and agencies must be prepared to offer bespoke, innovative programmes for two distinct groups of clientele, says Marcia Mattos, head of international education at STB. She delivered market insight at the recent ALTO Seminar in Dubai.