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Terry Dale extends contract as USTOA president

Terry Dale

NEW YORK — Terry Dale has signed a new three-year contract extension as president of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), effective January 31. He will also assume the additional role of chief executive officer through January 2016.

Dale began as president in February 2011.

“I speak on behalf of the executive committee, board of directors and entire membership of USTOA when I say that Terry has made significant contributions as president of our association, and we look forward to his continued leadership,” said John Hanratty, chief operating officer and executive vice president of Travel Impressions and chairman of USTOA’s executive committee.

Hanratty cited several key initiatives launched and executed in 2012, including the roll-out of new branding and logos; the first Congressional Caucus in Washington, D.C., in June; growing outreach to consumers via a new Facebook page and partner sweepstakes; move to new headquarters in New York City; increased engagement with members through Business After Hours events and video news updates; and a new website to be launched later this fall.

“Being part of USTOA is both a professional and personal highlight for me and I am so appreciative of the opportunity to work with the best and brightest in the industry,” said Dale.

USTOA’s 40th annual conference and marketplace will take place December 6-8 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island, Hawaii.