AmericanTours International Honored as Leading Visit USA Travel Company with Top Britain, Germany and China Tour Operators
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AmericanTours International (ATI) was honored by the U.S. Travel
Association (USTA) and Brand USA as one of America’s highest-volume tour
operators at the Chairman’s Circle Honors Awards ceremony during the
association’s 50th annual IPW in Denver, Colorado. This elite awards
event —co-hosted by Brand USA— honored international travel buyers for
outstanding efforts to bring the world to America.
“IPW’s goal is to bring the world to America, and this year’s Chairman’s
Circle honorees do all that they can to make that vision a reality,”
said USTA President and CEO Roger Dow. “The honorees do tremendous work
to ensure that travelers all around the world know that the U.S. is a
great place to visit and they have my deepest gratitude for their
contributions to the U.S. travel industry.”
Presented with the award by Roger Dow, ATI Chair/CEO Noel Irwin
Hentschel stated, “It is an honor to be recognized by USTA and Brand USA
for ATI’s passionate work in showcasing America to the world. ATI
appreciates our partnerships with all the international tour operators,
hotel companies and great destinations like Las Vegas, Grand Canyon and
Yellowstone National Parks. We roll out the red carpet welcoming
travelers to visit all 50 states with ATI-every visitor to the USA is a
Hentschel was recently appointed to the board of directors of Brand USA
by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Brand USA is the destination
marketing organization for the United States and a public-private
partnership created by the Travel Promotion Act to increase incremental
international visitation to fuel the nation’s economy and enhance the
image of the USA worldwide.
ATI revolutionizes the inbound travel industry setting standards for
quality of service, product innovation, and technological expertise. ATI
creates and operates unique motorcoach tours, creative incentives,
customized special interest group experiences and DriveAmerica fly-drive
itineraries in multiple languages. ATI packages wholesale hotel and
attraction inventory from 30,000 suppliers across all 50 states in over
70 international markets.
ATI is America’s largest privately held, American-owned, full-service
Visit USA destination management and marketing organization.
Headquartered in California and Florida with offices in New York and
Hawaii, ATI serves nearly one million visitors generating an estimated
$3 billion into the U.S. economy annually.