The Italian Tourist Caves Association (A.G.T.I.) was established in 1994. Not many years have passed since then, but the society in which we live and operate has undergone monumental changes on a planetary level.
Also, A.G.T.I. has been affected by these upheavals, in particular as regards the tourism industry, in which the twenty-four tourist caves registered with the Association operate.
It is essential to always keep in step with the times, therefore A.G.T.I. wanted a renewal. It was not a cosmetic renovation, it was substantial and in order to respond in an innovative way to the current needs of the tourism product.
The first important step, which was taken, was the renewal of the corporate offices, which saw, in particular, the change of chairman. The long-standing Chairman, Vittorio Verole Bozzello, in July 2009 called an Extraordinary Meeting in which he resigned as Chairman, precisely to be the interpreter of the changes taking place. Heartfelt thanks to him from all A.G.T.I., for everything he has given and done for the Association in over fifteen years of uninterrupted presidency.
The A.G.T.I. Statute no longer satisfied the Association’s current needs. It was therefore decided to revise it and during the revision work clearly emerged the need to add a dynamic instrument, the Regulation, to the Statute.
Believing to interpret the expectations of all the associates, it was decided to publish this collection including Instrument of Incorporation, Statute, and Regulation of A.G.T.I.
These regulatory instruments are part of a broader context aimed at gathering all the resources available to channel them towards a global and wide-ranging project capable of supporting the basic objective, that is to convey the greatest possible flow, both tourist and scholastic, towards the Tourist Caves, with a vision capable of looking at both the short and long term, in full respect of the culture of eco-sustainable tourism.