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Austin Adventures Resigns USTOA Membership

Published Sep 8, 2017 12:00AM


Austin Adventures Resigns USTOA Membership as a Result of Operational Reorganization

Tour Operator Plans to Rejoin Association Under Own Brand in Near Future 

NEW YORK – September 8, 2017 – Effective September 1, 2017, Austin Adventures resigns its membership in The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) and as such will no longer participate in the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program.

“Travel agents should be aware that payments made prior to September 1, 2017 are protected under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. Client payments thereafter will not be covered by the USTOA program,” advises USTOA President and CEO Terry Dale.

Austin Adventures President Dan Austin explained the reason for resigning arises from his recent repurchase of Austin Adventures. He stated that the company values the USTOA membership deeply and has every intention of re-joining USTOA as an independent entity as soon as possible.

Dale added that Austin Adventures has been a valued partner since 2014 and he looks forward to their return.

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

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.

Contact:
Gina Dolecki/Katherine Henry                                           
Redpoint
212-229-0119
dolecki@redpointspeaks.com / henry@redpointspeaks.com    

 

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