ITO Tours began in 1963 as hotel Charles near the seaside resort of Scheveningen. In 1975, ITO transformed into an incoming and outbound tour operator with an office in The Hague. The outbound department was closed in 1979, while the inbound department flourished.
Since the beginning, Georg Kolarik Sr. has been working at ITO and still handles our family-run business finances. Today, day-to-day management is in the hands of Natalie and Georg Kolarik.
The strength of lTO Tours lies in the solid and long-term relationships with partners from European countries and overseas origins such as India, the United States, and Australia. We handle all ground services in The Netherlands and Belgium and stopovers and complete Western Europe programs for our clients.
In 2018 we opened ITO tours the UK for inbound and outbound to serve a more extensive clientele and expand our program portfolio to include France, Germany, and a full range of products in the United Kingdom. We were founded more than 50 years ago with leisure groups only. Our growing markets are incentives, group tours of all sizes, bespoke tours, and exclusive VIP tours with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. If you would like to receive any recommendations from our long-term clients, we are happy to provide this on request.
One of our most significant references and experience to date is that ITO assisted 58 heads of states, international/government organizations, and more than 7000 people with accommodation and logistical support for their visit to the Netherlands Nuclear Security Summit. Since then, we have worked closely with several governmental institutions, conference venues, and specialized clients, handling Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events requests for accommodation, transportation, and full ground handling during their stay.
Finally, we are also very proud that we could receive our tulip at Keukenhof, partly due to our cooperation and the results. Every year we make sure that it is planted so that visitors can enjoy this beautiful flower.