Long-haul operator Travel 2 has become the 17th member of TIPTO (Truly Independent Professional Travel Organisation). Travel 2 will now take part in all TIPTO’s activities including forthcoming roadshows in Ipswich, Bedford, Torquay, Bristol, Harrogate and Gateshead in the next few weeks. “As an independent, 100% trade-only operator, we fully understand the needs of the trade. We feel that by joining TIPTO we are completing the last piece of the jigsaw in our support of independent agents,” said Travel 2 Key Account Manager Sarah-Jane Barnett. “Throughout its history, Travel 2 has maintained a firm ‘trade-only’ stance and worked closely with independent agents across the UK, so there are clear synergies with what TIPTO does as an organisation,” added TIPTO Chairman Graham Balmforth.