Wells Gray Tours
***Notes from Penny: Companies are receptive to receiving information from Tour Colorado members – please put Tour Colorado in subject line and send them what they have requested only! They have warned that emails will be deleted unless Tour Colorado in subject line.
All companies have been sent CD ROMs, and info from new website. The new flash drives, CD ROMs and books will be sent to them as soon as these products are finished.
Allied Tour Inc.
720 Norfolk Ave
Tour company offering 1st Class Tours and Tour Saver Programs. Customers are primarily retired. Customized group planning for students, business, and bank groups. About 50% scheduled and 50% custom tours. Uses receptives. Most mororcoach, some fly/drives, some rail/ motorcoach.
Restaurants Used: Mid-Price
Hotels Used: Mostly 3-Diamond
Notes: Does Grand Canyonlands tour and Mesa Verde, also Colorado Rails and Aspen Trails. They are set for Colorado Springs tours spring and fall. Allied Tour is connected with Arrow Stage Lines.
Follow Up: Tour Colorado will send a Group Tour Manual, flash drive, and CD-ROM. Members to send pertinent info about lodging ideas, other train trips. They need and want new and different ideas for tours.
IBG International Group Corp.
8414 57th Rd.
Elmhurst, NY 11373
International inbound company for all types of groups.
Notes: International inbound tours to both east and west coast. Specialize in more intense cultural tours. They do gambling in the tours. Design custom tours depending on group type and size. They did not know much about Denver and Colorado but are now quite excited to learn how much culture, educational resources, attractions, and outdoor activities there are here. They want to know about high-end and mid-range properties, restaurants, etc.
Follow Up: We need to send exciting material to them – DVDs, CD ROMs, etc. TC to send ideas and calendar of events. Send shopping and gamblinginfo. Members to send itineraries appropriate to above information. Also, send DVDs for their motorcoaches.
Ellison Travel & Tours Ltd.
(Member of Carlson Wagonlit)
255 W. 1st St.
North Vancouver, B.C. V7M3G3
Phone: 519-235-2000 or 800-265-7024
Specializing in student group tours.
Notes: Groups like to do things at the universities. They are always looking for new ideas to present to student group leaders. Economy -mid-price hotels and restaurants
Follow Up: Send performance venues and calendar of events. Highlight student performance festivals, venues and attractions and activities nearby.
Star Destinations Inc.
1903 U.S. Hwy 71 N
Carroll, IA 51401
Specialize in mid-western agricultural tours, bank clubs, students. Use receptives
Notes: Wants to do more Colorado tours. Wants to put together more train tours. Wants a 5-day Colorado tour.
Group tend to be upscale. The many bank clubs need high-end properties and restaurants.
Follow Up: Send DVDs to play on motor coaches. Members send info on trains, 5-day itineraries involving trains or another ideas. Send performance venues, calendars of events, attractions, educational and agricultural ideas and shopping. Send free things to do in your area. They need ideas for their groups.
Wells Gray Tours
Roland Neave, CTP
250 Lansdowne Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 1X7
Notes: Has done Colorado tours and has a Mystery Tour for 2011 – 9 days fly/drive, 2 nights Denver, 2 nights Colorado Springs, 1 night Alamosa and Scenic Railways of the West in June20 11.
Follow Up: Need step-on guide for Denver. Would like ideas for September/October. Trains to send info on cutomizing a train trip for him. Lodging send ideas, also restaurants, attractions, shopping, gambling.
Sunshine Express, Inc
9533 Baron Miller Rd.
Pensacola, FL 32514
Notes: Motorcoach and fly/drive. They are partnering with Premier World Discovery (using own air.) Groups want to go someplace different for skiing/snowboarding –group of appr. 30. The younger church groups also want great places to ski/snowboard. They want DVDs of trains and skiing. They also do school groups – chorale and band.
They do motorcoach only mystery trips of 3 to 4 days.
Follow Up: Ski areas to send info and DVDs. Members send performance venues and attractions around the venues. Send ideas for mystery 3-4 days trips and itineraries.
7474 Shipley Ave.
Hanover, MD 21076
Notes: Planning 2012 – do every other year. Baby boomers and seniors. Work with receptives. Like historical tours.
______________________________________________________________________________ Follow Up: Need ideas and itineraries and info for hotels and restaurants.
Tonya Carlson is product Development Manager
2727 Henry Ave
P.O. Box 87
Eau Claire, WI 54702
Notes: Developing more Colorado tours. They presently overnight in Denver and California. They want to do more Colorado and New Mexico flying into DIA. They like restaurants like Buckhorn Exchange. They now do 9-11 day tours and want to do week tours to match vacations.
Follow Up: Send info on 7-day trips. Send train info. Send info on free activities around stateand Denver. They need DVDs for coaches and TC member give-a-ways. Send all attraction and shopping ideas.
Grueniger Travel Group/Ambassadair
Anne Raney/Michael Grueniger
201 West 103rd Street, Suite 380
Indianapolis, IN 46290
Comes to Colorado – Custom Tours, Senior, Students
Notes: They are doing a Native American Museum & Western Art tour – 5 nights in June – need ideas and info on this. Prefer high-end hotels and restaurants. Want experiential and ‘behind-the-scene” and new ideas for tours.
Follow Up: Arrow Stage Lines and Coach America to send info. Members send hotel, restaurant, attractions, Colorado itineraries and ideas to Anne. They seem to like historical and cultural.
Alamo World Travel and Tours, Inc.
3201 Danville Blvd. Ste 255
Do fly/drives and specializing in senior groups
Notes: Want more Colorado product. Want 1-week itineraries for Colorado. Want new and interesting Colorado ideas. Uses receptive and existing tours by other companies. Specializes in the Signature Travel Network that is comprised of 5-night trips. Specializes in advanced skier groups.
Follow Up: Arrow Stage Lines and Coach America to send info. Members send DVDs to play on coaches. Want to know more about train/activity combos. Please send only pertinent information by mail as they tend to delete emails. Tour Colorado may send emails, so if there is anything urgent, please send it first to email@example.com
Globus Family of Brands
( Globus, Cosmos, Monograms)
5301 S. Federal Circle
Littleton, CO 80123-2980
Notes: Colorado sales are increasing. New is a fly/drive, overnighting in Grand Junction. Doing 7-10 day tours Denver, Estes Park, Vail, Grand Junction, Durango, Colorado Springs, Alamosa.
Requesting info for behind the scenes tours for the above cities.
Follow Up:. Need sample itineraries and detailed product information. Send student/youth group ideas and itineraries. Would like info on Durango area and trains sent.
Sports Leisure Vacations
9812 Old Winery Pl. Ste 1
Sacramento, CA 95827
Notes: Has done Colorado tours and intends to do more in next years. He says that California people perceive Colorado as a regional destination and it is not priced accordingly. He has tried 5-day, 4-night. He is dealing more with upscale tours and affluent seniors. Send info on lunch at Brown Palace and contact for BP for a tour June 2011.
Follow Up: He needs to know about successful tours to Colorado so please send itineraries that have been successful. Send adventure and unusual ideas. Members – let’s do what we can to help him – he really does want to do more tours here. Send DVDs and incentive pricing.
Nicholas Chava Plagge
Seniors (older 70-75) Only does motorcoach
Notes: Using Colorado Springs as a hub for train. Likes shopping, history, Western themed activities. Groups need hand-holding and guided tours.
Follow Up: Send ideas and itineraries for shorter trips and ideas for all of the above in notes.
Fly/drive, F.I.T. Already does Zapata Ranch and Four Corners
Notes: Wants info mailed. Needs info on trains, wild west, National Parks, wide open space ideas. Looking for ideas for F.I.T. Send DVDs as well.
Follow Up: See above notes for member follow-up
2819 Murdoch Ave.
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Does Heart of the Rockies and Great Trains
Notes: Asked if he could take tour to the prehistoric dig in Snowmass – told of other sites in Colorado for participatory prehistoric digs. Was interested in all the new and weird Colorado such as Donkey Derby Days. He likes experiential tour ideas. Needs more train info. Was interested in high-end properties. As he doesn’t keep DVDs in office, I let him know he should request info directly from members.
Follow Up: TC to send flash drive and list of members. Members to send all new, weird, different, experiential ideas. Trains to send new info.
259 Pleasant Bay Dr.
East Harwich, MA 02645
Headquarters in Minneapolis
Notes: Use Mayflower and Globus for tours. Do fly/drives. Many bank clubs involved and heritageclubs.com use loyalty programs of trips/tours.
Follow Up: Send information on Colorado short trips, usually Wednesday to Sunday. Send ideas about new and exciting activities. Send DVDs on Colorado.
Charles de Gaspe Beaubien
33 Commercial St. Ste 301
Gloucester, MA 01930
Notes: This is a website for customized groups and gives immediate quotes. It caters to smaller groups, family groups, sports teams, motorcoach.
Follow Up: Members are to send their information on step-on guides, lodging, attractions, restaurants, destinations, gambling, shopping – all member info.
Witte Travel & Tours
Kristin Sullivan (or Pat)
3250 28th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512-1640
Specializes in student groups
Notes: Had 2009 boy choir in Denver and group loved it! They want spring break, summer, and January/February ideas. They have repeat clients looking for new ideas.
Follow Up: Send student performance itineraries. Send updated list of performance venues in your area plus attractions and activities. Send calendar of events suitable for students for times in notes..
First Class Tours, Inc.
12703 Eastex Fwy
Houston, TX 77039
More senior groups and motorcoach groups of 30-50
Notes: Wants more information on Durango and Durango Silverton Train. Presently doing mostly summer trips for seniors. Wants info from Black Hawk/Central City and Cripple Creek, Wildwood Casino. Needs “WOW” itineraries.
Follow Up: Members send DVDs to play on coaches. Send gambling, shopping. lodging, attractions, train, senior activities info.
All Aboard America
230 S. Country Club Dr.
Notes:.Mostly seniors. Does Cortez 2011, Mesa Verde, Durango. He is asking for new and unique ideas to create tours
Follow Up: Greeley and Fort Collins to send info on everything around there. Members to send DVDs and info on new and unique ideas for them to develop tours.
Mary Novak-Beatty, CTC
1225 Warren Avenue
P.O. Box 490
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Mayflower always sends a representative to TrainFest (at same time as NTA) – suggests Tour Colorado go in 2011
Notes: Colorado is the longest selling product.
Follow Up: Members to send new and different info on wineries, ranches, anything to do with the “western” experience. Members update Mayflower on changes, incentives, ideas.
Notes: Three groups want train tours September 2011. She asked for all new and behind-the-scenes Colorado info.
Follow Up: Send Colorado DVDs to them. They need free surprise activities to use on tours. Also, member information and itinerary ideas.
Tim Patrick contracts hotels, sue contracts restaurants, etc.
Notes: Would like info on DIA hotels. Presently uses Crowne Plaza and Doubletree SE. They took out Georgetown Loop on tour, now only 4 trains.
Follow Up: Members to send lodging info to Tim Patrick and other info to Sue
460 N. Main St. Ste 201
Glen Ellyn, IL
Have not yet been to Colorado but planning now. Specializing in adults and seniors
Notes: Courtney’s associate just vacationed in Boulder, loved Colorado, and now Courtney wants to do Colorado tours. Looking to do soft adventure, outdoor, arts and culture, and whatever ideas we send. Send shopping and gambling, as well.
Follow Up: Members send info and DVDs on all areas of Colorado and activities. They need step-on guides.
Members remember to put Tour Colorado in subject line. Send “Hub and Spoke” itineraries.
Educational Tours, Inc./New Horizons - now Brightspark
111 S. Pfingsten Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: 647-509-0088 ext. 3368/847-282-3368
Notes: Educational Tours and New Horizons are now Brightspark Travel. They are looking for new Colorado products. Like Agritourism and Voluntourism.
Follow Up: Send student performance venues and surrounding attractions and activities. Send calendars of events for students. Send info on lodging, restaurants, etc.
Relaxation Station Tours
PO Box 507
Owensville, MO 65066
Specializing in Seniors
Notes: Coming to Colorado for a diamond tour in July and to Manitou Springs. She is working on 2012. Wants new and different. Likes diamond tours. (Barb Bowman, Grand Junction knows about these tours.)
Follow Up: Members to send new and different ideas for all components of tours.
216 Rosewood Dr.
Crockett, TX 75835
Notes: Coming to Colorado in September for National Parks tour. Would like info about Ouray and surrounding areas. Wants “awesome” adventures.
Follow Up: She needs more “awesome” info on different areas of Colorado. Send info if you are near or around a National Park. Members send DVDs and anything to wake her up about how amazing Colorado is.
Notes: Interested in FAMs. 2010 was the year of the first two tours to Colorado in Denver and Colorado Springs. They do tours for middle school and high school students – students would like to tour Colorado colleges.
Follow Up: In subject line put Tour Colorado and send student friendly hotels in Colorado. Also info on colleges in your area. Send DVDs for student trips to play on motorcoaches. Send student-friendly ideas and itineraries that would be good for student tours. Always - free activities are good for tours. Send calendars of events suitable for these groups. Any FAMs would be great for her to experience Colorado.
89 First St. Ste 204-120
Hudson, OH 44136
Inbound from China
Notes: May need Chinese translators. Groups of 3-7 and 15-20 interested in medicinal, sports, fishing, golf trips.
Follow Up: Members to send great information on Colorado to him, especially regarding the above activities. he is interested in learning more about Colorado. Send DVDs, calendars of events, photos, info, etc.
Silver Wheels Travel Tours
22 Overhill Rd
Ocean, NJ 07712
Seniors and Baby Boomers
Notes: All inclusive escorted group tours. Likes Native American, trains, scenery, old west, agritravel
Follow Up: Members to send train itineraries, and any information to help plan tours involving the above interests in Colorado.
162 Middle St
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Notes: Does Trains of the Rockies. Requested that Tour Colorado Penny to keep Collette updated with new ideas, hotel info, attractions, etc.
Follow Up: Colorado Springs and Grand Junction send info on hotels. Hotels are in place for Denver.
8240 Expansion Way
Dayton, Ohio 45424 but maiing address is: 7438 Falls View Circle, Delaware, Ohio 43015
Notes: Interested in National Parks
Follow Up: Members send info and itineraries on Rocky Mountain National Park and all Colorado National Parks
363 W. 19th St. Ste 3FW
New York, NY 10011
Notes: Needs info on all Colorado ski areas for groups plus shopping, activities, attractions around ski areas.
Follow Up: All ski areas to send information
6801 Hollywood Blvd. Ste 207
Hollywood, Ca 90028
Notes: Motorcoach from LA, usually 7-10 days. Groups of all sizes. Needs new adventures and ideas on Colorado
Follow Up: Send hotels with breakfast included. Send packaged trips like trains combined with floats, etc. Send all ideas, DVDs, itineraries of 7-10 days for Colorado
AAA Travel – Sojourns
3055 Oak Rd. W460
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Arlene Samonte is Ass. Product Manager
Notes: Used to come to Colorado and needs ideas to come back
Follow Up: Members send new and different info to help them plan tours that will sell. Send itineraries that they may not have seen before and behind-the-scenes.