USTOA ANNOUNCES 2018 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE & MARKETPLACE
NEW YORK – November 28, 2017 – The United Tour Operators Association (USTOA) announced the 2018 Board of Directors, five of whom serve as the associations’ Executive Committee, at its Annual Conference & Marketplace, November 27-December 1 at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL.
Heading the Executive Committee as newly-appointed Chairman will be Dana Santucci, vice president of Development at EF Education First, joined by Harry Dalgaard, president, Avanti Destinations, as vice chair; Charlie Ball, executive vice president, Princess Cruises & Tours, as treasurer; Scott Wiseman, president, Travel Impressions, as secretary; and Paula Twidale, executive vice president, Collette, as immediate past chair.
“It’s an honor to welcome the new board members and to work with Dana and the Executive Committee in what is shaping up to be an exciting year for USTOA,” said Terry Dale, president and CEO of USTOA. “I’m confident this group of leaders will expertly shepherd USTOA on its path to growth while adding value for our members with focused industry advocacy and expanded programming.”
Additionally, three new members round-out USTOA’s 2018 Board of Directors, who include: (*indicates newly elected)
Representing nearly $15 billion in revenue, the member companies of U.S. Tour Operators Association provide tours, packages and custom arrangements that allow 8.6 million travelers annually unparalleled access, insider knowledge, peace-of-mind, value and freedom to enjoy destinations and experiences across the entire globe. Each member company has met the travel industry’s highest standards, including participation in the USTOA’s Travelers Assistance Program, which protects consumer payments up to $1 million if the company goes out of business.
As a voice for the tour operator industry for more than 40 years, USTOA also provides education and assistance for consumers and travel agents.
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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.Learn More