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Yankee Leisure Group Joins USTOA

Published Aug 14, 2018 12:00AM


NEW YORK – August 14, 2018 –   Yankee Leisure Group, operator of Railbookers, Amtrak Vacations and Yankee Holidays, has joined The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) as its newest Active Member. This brings USTOA’s current total to 56 Active Members representing 164 brands. 

“Yankee Leisure Group brings to USTOA an extensive expertise in worldwide independent rail vacations, as well as packaged travel throughout North America,” said Terry Dale, president and CEO of USTOA. “Their ever-expanding portfolio is a perfect complement to our membership. It is a pleasure to welcome them to USTOA.” 

“We are thrilled to have Yankee Leisure Group and our brands – Railbookers, Amtrak Vacations and Yankee Holidays - as USTOA Members,” said John Tavano, CEO of Yankee Leisure Group. 

“We are excited to be part of this amazing organization which represents the best of the best of US tour operators,” added Frank Marini, president of Yankee Leisure Group. 

Yankee Leisure Group offers a wide portfolio of independent rail travel experiences to the most sought-after destinations around the world.  Today, Yankee Leisure Group operates three travel brands—Railbookers, Amtrak Vacations and Yankee Holidays. Yankee Leisure Group is the largest independent rail vacation provider in the US, Canada and Europe. 

Yankee Leisure Group has offices in Beverly, Massachusetts; Laguna Hills, California; London, England; and its newest office in Sydney, Australia. 

For more information on Yankee Leisure Group brands can be found:

  • Railbookers: offers expertly-planned, independent vacations and customized journeys via rail to throughout Europe, Canada and beyond. For more information, visit


  • Amtrak Vacations: combines the thrill of riding the rails with inclusive travel packages throughout North America. For more information, visit


  • Yankee Holidays: provides vacations packages to the most popular destinations through the United States and Canada. For more information, visit


  • For more information on Yankee Leisure Group, visit


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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