We are actively monitoring the discussions in Congress over federal funding, and the potential impact on our tours visiting Federal Sites & National Parks across the United States.

Without an agreement between the House, Senate and White House, the government will shut down on Saturday September 30, 2023 at midnight. The impact to our Tours will be limited to those visiting some Federal Sites & National Parks across the country. Some states including Utah, Arizona and Colorado have indicated that they will provide the necessary funding to keep the National Parks operating. Other states are considering similar measures.

If we are unable to operate or your tour is altered due to the government shutdown, we will contact you directly prior to departure.


by Amelia Sugerman

July 01, 2018

PAWTUCKET, RI, July 1, 2018 – Collette, Rhode Island-based global tour operator, recently hosted a two-day global travel forum in Providence, Rhode Island that brought together over 400 leaders in the travel industry from all over the world. The Future of Travel summit focused on many aspects in travel including block chain technology, responsible tourism, brand advocates and much more.

“We had the unique opportunity to bring together members of the travel community that don’t typically interact,” said Dan Sullivan Jr., CEO of Collette. “The speakers, sessions and panelists were phenomenal and we enjoyed showcasing Rhode Island throughout the week.” 

The conference began the morning of Thursday, July 21 with tours of the Collette headquarters in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. There, conference attendees witnessed the substantial growth in the company over the last five years. 

Peter Greenberg, travel editor at CBS News and producer and co-host at PBS, a keynote speaker of the event and panelist moderator, spoke at length about staying in the moment and not letting fear intervene with the opportunity to travel. He reminded attendees to put down the phone once in a whilst and have real meaningful conversations.  Panel discussions were moderated by Arnie Weissmann, Terry Dale, and Melinda Bostwick surrounding the following topics: Predicting Hot Destinations and Trends Before they Happen, Impact Travel and the role of Corporate Social Responsibility, as well as Leveraging Brand Advocates to Grow Business in the Travel Space

The centennial celebration also included a night of dinner, dancing and a detailed overview of Collette’s company and culture, featuring videos of their 100 year history.

To find some more recap on the forum, check out the #Collette100 and #GlobalTravelForum tags across social media platforms to see what the attendees shared. For more information on the history and growth of Collette over the past 100 years, please visit https://collette.wistia.com/medias/zkjpikpfto.

About Collette
As the longest-running tour operator in North America, Collette has provided guided travel for over 100 years. With trips to all seven continents, guests fulfil their deepest travel aspirations in a variety of ways. Our guests are all unique so we offer diversified travel styles including small groups, single hotel stays, faith based experiences, river cruises, and rail journeys. As a family-owned and operated business, we emphasize a focus on our travellers as our personal guests and are dedicated to making the world a better place to travel, through a comprehensive corporate social responsibility platform. For more information, visit www.gocollette.com

Amelia Sugerman, public relations manager
(401) 642-4521

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