Co-operative organisations in various parts of the world have organised tourist co-operatives. They originated in Europe early in the twentieth century and from there have spread to Asia and, to a lesser extent, to North America. Most tourism co-ops have been concerned with serving the travelling needs of members, elected leaders and employees of co-operative organisations.
Did you know that there is another Coop Zone? Coop Zone (or the "Zone Coop") is a consumer cooperative in Quebec City, which offers the university community -- and the academic world -- a range of products and high quality services tailored to the needs of its members throughout their educational and professional path; hardware and technical services, books and stationery, e-books, art supplies, clothing and promotional items.