Press Releases

USTOA Announces 2014 Executive Committee and Board of Directors at Annual Conference & Marketplace

2014 Survey Results

Published December 5, 2013
USTOA Members Reveal Travel Trends for 2014

Live Like a Local

Published September 26, 2013
From Peru to Thailand, authentic travel opportunities to “live like a local”.

HuffPost Live

Published June 26, 2013
Matt Harding chats with HuffPost Live

Matt Harding's Journey Begins

Published March 13, 2013
Viral Video Sensation Matt Harding Hits the Road for USTOA

New Facebook Coffee Chats

Published January 14, 2013
USTOA Kicks-Off New Social Media Campaign With Live Facebook Coffee Chats

Matt Harding Partnership

Published December 7, 2012
USTOA Partners with Viral Travel Video Sensation Matt Harding

2012 Survey Results

Published December 7, 2012
New Survey Reveals Economic Impact of USTOA Membership

New Website

Published December 7, 2012
USTOA Launches New Website with Dedicated Travel Agent, Consumer and Member Access

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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