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Windstar Cruises Joins USTOA

Published Mar 18, 2021 12:00AM



WINDSTAR CRUISES JOINS USTOA
 

 

NEW YORK – March 18, 2021 - Terry Dale, president and CEO of United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), announced today that Windstar Cruises has joined USTOA as its newest Active Member. This brings the current total to 49 Active Members representing 143 brands.   

 

“Windstar Cruises is known for immersive experiences, destination authenticity, and exceptional service,” added Dale. “These types of attributes are highly valued by today’s traveler and are at the core of what USTOA tour operator members aim to deliver. We are delighted to welcome this award-winning small ship cruise line to the USTOA family.”  

 

“Windstar Cruises is thrilled to join the United States Tour Operators Association as an Active Member, including the $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program that gives travelers additional peace of mind about their travel purchase," says Windstar Cruises' President Christopher Prelog. "We look forward to working with USTOA to help us tell the story of our unique style of private-yacht cruising that's 180 degrees from ordinary, with enhanced visibility and exposure to new consumers and travel advisors." 

 

Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of six boutique all-suite and sailing yachts carrying 148-342 guests. Small ship cruises sail throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, Asia, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada and New England, Tahiti and the South Pacific, Mexico and U.S. Coastal and Australia.  

 

Windstar Cruises is part of the Xanterra Travel Collection, a group of global hospitality and travel companies, one of which traces its history back over a hundred years of operating our country’s iconic national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Glacier, Death Valley, and many others. Tour operators VBT, Country Walkers, and Holiday Vacations are also part of the Xanterra Travel Collection and Active Members of USTOA. Xanterra Travel Collection is owned by The Anschutz Corporation, the ultimate owner of the Broadmoor, Sea Island, and entertainment giant AEG, Anschutz Entertainment Group. 

 

Windstar Cruises is located at 2101 4th Avenue, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98121. For more information, visit www.windstarcruises.com, call 866-851-4042 or contact a local travel advisor.  

For more information on USTOA, visit www.ustoa.com, call 212-599-6599, or email information@ustoa.com 

 

About USTOA:   

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. 

 

Contact: 

Gina Dolecki/Ashley Mindnich  

Redpoint 

212-229-0119 

dolecki@redpointspeaks.com /mindnich@redpointspeaks.com 

www.redpointspeaks.com

 

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