The global threat of terrorism hasn’t hampered century-old Collette’s growth, at home or abroad

When anti-government protests in Egypt turned violent in January 2011, 160 travelers with Pawtucket-based Collette tours were among an estimated 1,900 U.S. citizens temporarily stuck in Cairo.

Such crises are potential nightmares for any travel company, but Collette is better prepared for the unexpected than most.

The 100-year-old company maintains an around-the-clock, international-safety department to monitor political hotspots and weather threats around the world. The team worked throughout the weekend with ground operators and tour guides in Cairo who stayed with the travelers to get them all safely out of the city and back home within days of the unrest.Read More