Tipto members and agents toasted the association’s 20th year from the dizzy heights of The Shard.

Suppliers and agents were attending the travel marketing body’s annual afternoon tea, held for the first time at the Shangri-La Hotel on the 34th floor of the iconic Shard, the tallest building in London.

Tipto, which boasts 25 supplier members, is running a further 19 roadshows and five SuperShows during its 20th year, which runs to the end of August. Last year it trained 1,634 agents at its roadshows and events.

Tipto chairman Jane Atkins, said: “The more agents who come to our roadshows, the more knowledge they will have and the more able they will be to close a sale.”

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