USTOA Members Offer New Travel Packages

macchu picchuThe tour operator members of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) are offering savings on a variety of travel packages worldwide to mark USTOA's 40 years as the association of tour and packaged vacation companies.

"As the association embarks on its next 40 years, it is important to use this milestone as a way to remind travelers of the many benefits that come along with tours and vacation packages including expert knowledge, ease of travel, enriching experiences, freedom from the hassles of planning and added savings," said Terry Dale, USTOA president.

USTOA 40th anniversary offers include:

Lion World Tours introduces the entire family to Africa's stunning wildlife with the "A Family Affair" 11-day vacation and safari available starting at a special price of $4,040 per adult and $1,799 per child, including roundtrip airfare from New York or Washington, DC, internal flights within South Africa, accommodations, activities, some meals, and all taxes. (Available for travel January 10-13, February, March, April and May, August 11-31, September, and October 2013.) Visit

Go Ahead Tours is featuring a special $400 off per person anniversary offer on three tours departing November 2012:

"Egypt and the Nile Tour" takes guests on a 12-day journey that begins with the iconic pyramids followed by a Nile cruise visiting numerous Egyptian temples. Price starts from $2,679 per person (with $400 discount) and includes roundtrip air, accommodations, most meals, three-day cruise and more. Departs November 15, 2012, subject to availability.

The 12-day "Paris, Normandy & the Loire Valley Tour" allows guests to visit Paris,  the Loire Valley and Normandy. Available November 29, 2012, prices start at $2,509 per person (with $400 discount) and include roundtrip air, accommodations and more.

On the "Ancient Peru & Machu Picchu Tour" travelers will explore Lima, Cuzco, and Machu Picchu. Prices start at $2,799 per person (with $400 discount) and include roundtrip air, accommodations and more. Available November 1, 2012, subject to availability. Visit

SITA World Tours is offering a $40 additional value per person to be used towards optional tours on any SITA dated brochure departure, if booked before December 31, 2012 including the "Splendors of China" tour or the "Kenya & Tanzania Highlights" tour, each a $40 value and now free as part of the 40th anniversary special offer. Visit

Travelers who book and pay in full by September 30, 2012, can save up to $730 per couple on Trafalgar's 2013 South America vacations. Guests can also receive a savings of $300 per couple on flights booked on LAN Airlines. Highlighted packages include the 10-day "Glimpse of South America" to Argentina and Brazil. Available various dates throughout 2013, price starts at $3,395 per person (includes discount). Offer not valid on itineraries in Mexico, Costa Rica or Panama. Visit

Cardonna Worldwide Dive Adventures celebrates with 50 percent off room and one free dive day offer at the Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino. Package includes seven-night accommodations, five days of boat dives, roundtrip airport transfers and starts at $879 per person, based on double occupancy (includes discounts). Valid on departures through December 21, 2012; package is subject to availability; book by September 30, 2012. Visit

IslandsEscapes by Goway offers 50 percent savings on accommodations at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island for travel September 30 through October 31, 2012. Starting with the discounted price of $4,999 per person, double occupancy, this island getaway package includes seven-night accommodations, roundtrip airfare with Emirates Airlines, all transfers, and breakfast daily. Book by October 31, 2012. Visit

Travel Indochina is offering $40 off a pre- or post-tour hotel stay on any Small Group Cultural or Culinary Journey packages to Asia. Journeys start from $755 per person, with more than 1,000 departures year-round. Book by September 28, 2012. Visit

Travelers who book SWAIN Tours' "New Year's Eve in Sydney" tour will save $40 on the Express Bridge Climb. The four-night package beginning on December 29, 2012 includes private roundtrip airport transfers, accommodations, tour of Sydney and sites, and a New Year's Eve cruise on Sydney Harbour with pre- and post-touring add-ons available. Prices start from $3,200 per person based on double occupancy, book by October 31, 2012. Subject to availability. Visit

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