Cosmos and sister brand Avalon Waterways are joining trade association Tipto next month as it starts its 19th year of operation.

Tipto supports UK independent agents with a range of offers and product training.

Chairman Jane Atkins said: “Cosmos joining Tipto  is the perfect way to kick start the year.

“We strive to continually diversify our member portfolio so that agents can significantly extend their knowledge.

“We look forward to working with the Cosmos and Avalon team to produce training that will educate and excite our network of independent agents.”

Cosmos and Avalon UK and Ireland head of sales Janet Parton added: “We are delighted to be joining such a well-known trade network.

“TIPTO will enable us to strengthen our support and have a closer working relationship with independent agents through the exposure and awareness its membership brings.

“Being a family owned, independent company, we see the partnership as a great match.

“The events are first class, and the training and networking opportunities are key to us showcasing our worldwide touring and cruising holidays, as well as conveying our new and exciting messages to the trade for 2018.

“We look forward to working with TIPTO and meeting lots of travel agents throughout the year.”