USTOA at 50: Highlighting some member tour operator programs

All of this pent-up demand for travel over the past two years could prove to be a boon for travel advisors, especially in the luxury market. Notable research reports from Flywire note that around 70% of travelers plan to spend more on vacation now than they did before the pandemic.

Members of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) are an ideal source of luxury vacation options for your clients. Our member tour operators make travel easy by offering luxury accommodations, memorable restaurants, bespoke experiences and adventures at every level.

Below is a sampling of programs from USTOA member tour operators that offer the ultimate in comfort and service.

Audley Tourist attractions

Experience an eight-day private tour on the operator’s “Luxury Dubai: Beach & Desert” trip. Activities include horseback riding through the palm oasis, sunset camel rides with champagne, dinners at Dubai’s best restaurants and more. Accommodation includes a three-night stay at a private villa at Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, and a four-night stay at One&Only The Palm. Prices start at $8,995 per person.

Abercrombie & Kent

Guests will travel with their private party and experience the best of Brazil on the 10-Day Tailor Made Brazil: Rhythms of Rio, Iguazu, & Bahia Company Tour with carefully selected luxury accommodations including a stay at Copacabana Place, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro. Activities include biking on Rio’s iconic beaches, sunset toasting on Sugar Loaf, and marveling at Iguazu Falls. Prices start at $5,995 per person.

Viking River Cruises

Travelers will immerse themselves in French sophistication on the ‘France’s Finest’ itinerary with luxury accommodations and tours in 12 cities including Paris, Lyon and Avignon. Highlights include visiting World War II monuments, a visit to the luxurious Palace of Versailles, and toasting in the Beaujolais vineyards. Prices start at $4,699 per person.

affordable world

The company offers a 13-day “Thailand Escape: Bangkok, Krabi, & Phuket with Singapore” tour with stays at luxury properties such as Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok and Novotel Phuket Beach. Travelers will visit the Temple of the Golden Buddha, cruise Damnoen Saduak (a floating market), visit an elephant sanctuary, and snorkel in Krabi. Prices start at $2,049 per person.

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