U.S. CHINA TRAVEL SERVICE, INC. RESIGNS
NEW YORK – December 23, 2019 – Following a shift in operational focus, U.S. China Travel Service, Inc. has resigned its Active Membership in USTOA effective December 13, 2019, and as a result has ceased participation in the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program.
“Travel agents and consumers should be aware that deposits made to U.S. China Travel Service, Inc. on or prior to December 13, 2019 are protected under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. Client deposits thereafter will not be covered by the USTOA program,” advises USTOA President and CEO, Terry Dale.
“Due to changes in our company’s business layout and equity structure, we’ve decided to temporarily withdraw our membership from USTOA,” said Sherry Chai, Deputy General Manager.
Dale added that U.S. China Travel Service, Inc. has been a valued partner since 1997 and appreciates the support the company provided to USTOA. “We look forward to welcoming U.S. China Travel Service, Inc. back as a member in the future,” Dale said.
Representing nearly $19 billion in revenue, the member companies of U.S. Tour Operators Association provide tours, packages and custom arrangements that allow 9.8 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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