American Tours & Travel
American Tours and Travel was incorporated in the State of Connecticut in 1977. Our primary purpose was operating ski tours in the Northeast for High School Senior Classes and Corporate Recreational groups.
With the opening of Walt Disney World in 1981, we focused our business on operating Senior Class Tours to Orlando and Walt Disney World. We then began to emerge in the High School Band market bringing these groups to Walt Disney World to perform in the Magic Kingdom.
In 1984, we began the All American Music Festival. We started operating tours for these groups where they would compete with Bands & Choirs from across the country and be adjudicated by College Music Professors for ratings and trophies. There is also an educational value to the students as they are able listen to other bands from across the country and learn discipline, stage presence and the ways of travel; some of them have never traveled away from home so for them it is a learning experience to pack, go through airline security, fly together, check into a hotel and be responsible for their instruments, personal belongings, admission tickets, etc.
TEAMWORK & EXPERIENCE
A team of people with a lot of experience in the travel industry. We have over 100 years of combined service to our customers. We are also able to book and print our own airline tickets. We also are licensed and bonded and carry a liability policy in the amount of $1,000,000.00. Unlike our competitors, each group is also assigned a tour guide who meets them on their arrival and stays with them throughout their stay making sure they arrive at their scheduled appointments on time.
Because of the large numbers of students we bring to the area we are able to get group discounts on airfare, bus transportation, hotel rooms, admission tickets, etc., all of which are passed on to the customer. Each group works with a representative in our office from the proposal stage to the end of their tour.
Our vision for the future is to continue to expand our presence in the High School Band market in Orlando and to other locations such as New York, Washington, D.C., St. Louis and other destinations throughout the country. We are always keeping a step ahead of our competition, as we stay focused on the changes in the High Schooo Band & Choir market and meeting the changing needs of our customers. We have an excellent reputation in this industry and our customers continue to travel with us year after year.