We are proud to have been recognised by the US travel industry as one of America’s best International Tour Operators.
On Monday 6th June 2022, the U.S. Travel Association and Brand USA honoured 51 of the world’s highest-producing tour operators and buyers of U.S. travel at its annual Chairman’s Circle Honors awards reception. Held at SeaWorld Orlando during the association’s 53rd annual IPW, this exclusive awards event—co-hosted by Brand USA—honoured international travel buyers for outstanding efforts to bring global travellers back to America.
Remarks thanking the select companies for boosting international inbound travel to the United States were delivered by U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow and Brand USA President and CEO Chris Thompson. They praised the work and partnership these organizations deliver to rebuilding inbound travel and tourism has never been more important following the challenges of the past two years.
The U.S. Travel Association’s Chairman’s Circle-level members, including top U.S. travel businesses and destinations, nominated the honourees.
“The work of our Chairman’s Circle honourees is vitally important to bringing visitors back to the United States and accelerating the recovery of the inbound travel sector,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “Their efforts extend well beyond the benefits realized by the U.S. tourism economy and include reuniting Americans with the world and re-establishing cultural ties that we have missed these last two years.”
“Consumer confidence is key to recovery, and tour operators and buyers play an incredibly important role in helping increase travellers’ ease in exploring new destinations,” said Brand USA President and CEO Chris Thompson. “This year’s Chairman’s Circle honourees are essential to helping people navigate the new travel landscape with their expertise and deep connections to those across the industry.
Co-CEO of Ocean Holidays, Harry Hastings, offered this response, “We are delighted to be recognised as one of the top international tour operators in the US in 2022. From closed borders to the return of holidays, it’s been a rollercoaster few years for everyone, not just our theme park enthusiasts. So as a family-run business, we couldn’t be prouder to have helped loved ones rediscover their favourite US destinations. And as the fastest-growing travel company in the UK, we hope to remain among this esteemed list of fellow honourees for many years to come.”