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International Touring Alliance / Alliance Internationale de Tourisme (AIT)

The Alliance Internationale de Tourisme (AIT) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization representing the interests of national automobile associations and touring clubs. Established in 1898 in Luxembourg by seventeen clubs from Europe and America it started as the first international organization of tourists. Today AIT became a world-wide federation of touring clubs and automobile associations. It´s mission is to promote safe travel and freedom of personal mobility around the globe.

In 2002 the AIT consisted of 140 member associations in 101 countries. These member associations number approximately 110 million individual club members world-wide thus representing more than 300 million individuals around the globe.

The AIT is divided into four regions (Region I: Europe, Middle East and Africa; Region II: Asia and Pacific; Region III: North America; Region IV: Latin America) and has two membership categories: active members (organisations with full voting rights) and adherent members (organisations with an observer status without voting rights).

The majority of the AIT's active members are touring clubs and motoring associations, though about one fifth are open air clubs - cycle touring, camping and caravanning, hiking, nautical touring and more.

AIT does not deal directly with the public. Its services are far-reaching on different areas of activities relating to travel and mobility and include mutual assistance agreements between its member associations for the benefit of these associations' individual members when travelling abroad.

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