The present invention relates to the use of a tri-metallic promoted aluminosilicate zeolite catalyst for the direct gas-phase conversion of glycerol to allyl alcohol, as well as to a process for the production of allyl alcohol from glycerol in a fixed-bed continuous flow reactor in the presence of such heterogeneous catalysts. The method comprises conversion of glycerol to allyl alcohol in the range of temperature 250-450 °C, glycerol concentration 1-60 wt%, total gas hourly space velocity 100-2000 h-1, the weight of catalyst 0.5-5.0 g.