Press Releases

Travel Together Month

Published September 1, 2015
USTOA Members Put the World on Sale This September

Luis Maravi Joins USTOA

Published August 10, 2015
USTOA Names Luis Maravi Director of Membership and Programming

smarTours Joins USTOA

Published August 4, 2015
smarTours, specializing in affordable group tours to foreign, largely exotic locations joins USTOA

Intrepid Travel Resigns from USTOA

Published July 31, 2015
Intrepid Travel no longer participates in USTOA Program

Saxony with Avanti

Published July 7, 2015
USTOA Members Provide Authentic Connections to the World-Renowned Art Culture of Saxony
USTOA Members are taking a Wait and See approach on Greece

Terry Dale Extends Contract

Published June 22, 2015
USTOA's Terry Dale Signs New Three-Year Contract as President and CEO
Swahili International Tourism Expo (S!TE)

Congressional Caucus

Published June 11, 2015
USTOA Members Head to Capitol Hill for Fourth Annual Congressional Caucus

Peru with Travcoa

Published June 3, 2015
USTOA Members Provide Insider Access and Authentic Experiences to Live Like a Local in Peru

Latest USTOA Blog Posts


5 Things to Consider When Shopping for a Travel Insurance Plan
5 Things to Consider When Shopping for a Travel Insurance Plan By: Sharon L. Broo, CTA, P&C and L&H Licensed, Vice President, USI Travel Insurance Services  It’s 2022 and travel looks a lot different than it did in 2019. As people feel the comfort offered by vaccines and reduced Covid spread, the travel bug is… Read More
Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula: Ancient culture waiting to be explored
Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula: Ancient culture waiting to be explored  By: Jason Z. Cohen of Pleasant Holidays From the pyramids that rise above the remnants of ancient Mesoamerican cities such as Chichen Itza, Coba, Ek Balam and Tulum, to the cenotes that lie underfoot, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula to this day reflects the continuing influence of the… Read More
Discover Italy’s New UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Discover Italy’s New UNESCO World Heritage Sites By: Susan Van Allen  Extraordinary destinations for travelers are added every year to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. In 2021, three of the new sites selected were in Italy, bringing Italy’s World Heritage Site total to 58—the most of any country in the world.  While many of Italy’s UNESCO… Read More
USTOA $1 Million
Travelers Assistance Program

A travel vacation should not only be an unforgettable experience, but offer solid peace of mind. That’s why USTOA created a consumer protection fund which protects consumers who book with our Active Members.

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