NEW YORK – January 9, 2017 – Terry Dale, president and CEO of The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), announced today that Intrepid Travel, specializing in adventure travel, joined the association as its newest Active Member, bringing its current total to 53 Active Members representing nearly 160 brands.
“Intrepid Travel has a rich knowledge and expertise in the adventure travel segment and we’re delighted to have the team back in USTOA’s portfolio,” added Dale.
“We are thrilled to rejoin the USTOA community. Intrepid Travel shares in the USTOA’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and service in travel,” said Leigh Barnes, Regional Director of Intrepid Group. “We are excited to continue to grow the adventure space in North America along with the USTOA and our industry partners.”
Intrepid Travel was previously a member of USTOA, and now, following the reorganization of TUI in July 2015, Intrepid Travel has rejoined USTOA as its own entity.
Intrepid Travel taken travelers off the beaten track to discover the world's most amazing places for 28 years. It offers more than 1,000 trips in more than 100 countries and on every continent. Every trip is designed to truly experience local culture - to meet local people, try local food, take local transport and stay in local accommodation. With award-winning tour leaders, small group sizes and included activities, Intrepid Travel offers travelers great value for their money.
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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