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Authentic Vacations Joins USTOA

Published Jun 20, 2018 12:00AM


NEW YORK – June 20, 2018 – Terry Dale, president and CEO of The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), announced today that Authentic Vacations, a leading travel package provider for European destinations, has joined USTOA as its newest Active Member. This brings the current total to 55 Active Members representing 162 brands. 

“Authentic Vacations brings extensive expertise in travel to Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, and Scandinavia to the USTOA membership base, as well as a shared value of providing ‘live like a local’ experiences to travelers,” said Dale. “We’re excited to welcome them to USTOA.” 

“As a company that focuses on creating inspirational experiences for our clients, we couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining the United States Tour Operators Association,” says Allegra Lynch, president of Authentic Vacations. 

Launched in 2001, Authentic Vacations specializes in creating customizable itineraries that feature a variety of activities and accommodations, all carefully vetted by its product team ensuring each client experiences a distinctive adventure. Each tour is tailor-made and can be adjusted based on the client’s needs, creating a tailor-made experience. As a division of the esteemed Tour Partner Group (TPG), Authentic Vacations is a leading travel package provider for destinations across the globe. With its culturally-diverse staff of travel experts and offices in Dublin, London, Copenhagen and San Francisco, Authentic Vacations offers a level of personalization and client support that is unsurpassed in the travel industry. 

Authentic Vacations is located at 3785 Brickway Blvd., Suite #110, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. For more information, visit, call 888-443-5259 or contact a local travel professional. 

For more information on USTOA, visit, call 212-599-6599, or email

About USTOA: 

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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