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DH Enterprise Becomes USTOA's 53rd Tour Operator Member

Tour Operator | David Cogswell | April 28, 2015

DH Enterprise Becomes USTOA's 53rd Tour Operator Member

PHOTO: Nico Zenner, former head of Travel Bound and Brendan Vacations, joined DHS Enterprise last November. (photo courtesy of DHS Enterprise)

DH Enterprise & Associates joined the U.S. Tour Operators Association to become the association’s 53rd member. DH Enterprise is the parent company of Sceptre Tours, Great Value Vacations and Global Consolidated Services.

Sceptre Tours is a family-owned tour operator that was purchased (as Sceptre Holidays) in 1997 by Bert Accomando, now the chairman of the company. Sceptre specializes in Ireland, U.K. and also Italy, and next year is adding France, Spain and Portugal to its portfolio of products.

DH also operates Great Value Vacations, a tour operator that sells to consumers; Global Consolidated Services, a company that does contracting and reservations on behalf of the other brands; Aer Lingus Vacation Store, a vacation wholesale brand owned by the airline; and Journeys Connect, an escorted vacations and groups company.  

According to DH Enterprise’s CEO Nico Zenner, “USTOA offers a wealth of opportunities for our brands. The $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the networking opportunities and the recognition USTOA membership brings will strengthen our company and help drive growth.”

Zenner, who joined DH Enterprise last November, previously headed two other tour operations that were USTOA members: Travel Bound and Brendan Vacations. DH Enterprise tapped Zenner in preparation for a company expansion. Joining USTOA fits well into the plan of positioning DH’s brands on a higher level of the tour operator marketplace.

With its $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, requiring tour operators to post $1 million dollars with the association as a kind of guarantee against insolvency, USTOA represents the gold standard for the tour operator industry.

USTOA’s president and CEO, Terry Dale, welcomed the new member, saying, “With cutting edge technology, exemplary customer service, comprehensive product and destination knowledge and an overriding passion for travel, DH Enterprise & Associates, Inc. and its portfolio of brands are welcome additions to USTOA." 



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