Amelia Sugerman
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 while 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

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 fulfill 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 travelers 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

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

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