Effective November 1, 2020, Perillo’s Learning Journeys, a brand of Perillo Tours, will resign its United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) membership as it spins off to become a separate company. A member since 2014, Perillo Tours continues its active membership. Accordingly, Perillo’s Learning Journeys will no longer participate in the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program.
Note, however, that purchases of Perillo’s Learning Journeys products made prior to November 1, 2020, are still protected under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. Deposits and payments made afterwards will not be covered by the USTOA program. Perillo Tours continues to be a USTOA tour operator member in good standing, participating in the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program.
Steve Perillo, president and owner of Perillo Tours, said in a press announcement, “We’ve always been extremely proud of having Learning Journeys as part of the Perillo Tours family. This is an exciting opportunity for Learning Journeys, under the expert eye of Carol Dimopoulos, to forge its own distinctive brand, which has always been the goal since we launched it in 2012.”
Professor Carol Dimopoulos, CEO of Learning Journeys, added: “As we prepare to relaunch after the first of the new year, one of our major goals is to join USTOA as quickly as possible. The value of membership and support of [USTOA president and CEO Terry Dale] and his team are incalculable benefits for any tour company.”
Dale, in the announcement, said that Perillo Tours has been a valued partner since 2014 and appreciates the support the company provided to USTOA.