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Rapid Adoption of Carterra’s LSA™ Instrument Drives European Expansion


Carterra Munich Customer Experience Center

Carterra Munich Customer Experience Center

We’re thrilled to invite European drug developers and the research community at large to experience in person the massive throughput and minuscule sample requirements that the LSA enables.

Carterra® Inc., the world leader in high-throughput antibody screening and characterization, announced today that they have opened a Customer Experience Center (CEC) and office in Munich, Germany. Rapid European adoption of Carterra’s platform has fueled the need for the new office.

The Munich CEC will be a place for researchers throughout Europe to gain first-hand experience with Carterra’s game-changing antibody screening platform, the LSA, through demonstrations and workshops. Carterra will also offer basic courses in label-free biosensor operation, experimental design, and data analysis. Since its launch in 2018, the LSA is installed on three continents and in a majority of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. To support this exponential worldwide growth, Carterra has hired direct sales, support, and service personnel in Europe, most of whom are based in the Munich office.

Traditional antibody discovery requires a primary screen of ever-expanding antibody libraries by low-resolution “yes/no” assays to identify binders. Only a small group of candidate antibodies are then characterized on traditional, low-throughput biosensor tools, which provide real-time readout of the full binding profile. This workflow runs the risk that potential blockbuster drug candidates could be missed.

Carterra’s LSA is turning that model on its head by enabling the high-resolution analysis of entire libraries, combining screening and characterization into one seamless step, thereby minimizing the risk of missing a blockbuster. The LSA’s dramatic throughput condenses months of work into days.

Additionally, the LSA offers investigators the most resolved view of the epitope – the location an antibody binds to its target. An epitope is an innate property that cannot be changed and must be discovered empirically. The LSA is the only technology that enables characterization of epitope binding at the full library level. This provides biologics developers an enormous advantage in differentiating their biomolecules from competitors’ drugs and in establishing intellectual property claims.

“The LSA is changing the way biologics are discovered,” says Tim Germann, Carterra’s Chief Commercial Officer. “We’re thrilled to invite European drug developers and the research community at large to experience in person the massive throughput and minuscule sample requirements that the LSA enables. We’re making the traditional discovery processes up to 100 times faster while using only 1% of the normal sample input–it’s the definition of disruptive.”

About Carterra, Inc.

Carterra® is the leading provider of high throughput technologies designed to accelerate and improve the discovery of novel therapeutic candidates. Carterra’s LSA™ instrument, software, and consumables for monoclonal antibody (mAb) characterization deliver up to 100 times the throughput of existing platforms in 10% of the time while using only 1% of the sample required by other systems. The LSA combines patented microfluidics technology with real-time high throughput Surface Plasmon Resonance (HT-SPR) and industry-leading data analysis and visualization software to revolutionize mAb screening. Carterra, Inc. is based in Salt Lake City Utah, and has Customer Experience Centers in Dublin, California, Newtown, Pennsylvania, and Munich, Germany. For additional information, please visit http://www.carterra-bio.com.

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Mainstream Technologies Hires Amanda Legate


Mainstream Technologies is pleased to announce the hiring of Amanda Legate as Director of Human Resources. Her responsibilities will include organizational compliance pertaining to all human resource matters as well as providing benefits management and supporting employee development with training in professional/industry specific skills, life and wellness skills, and financial wellness.

Before joining Mainstream, Amanda worked in a small business firm for six years providing organization development, general business administration, corporate branding and events management. Prior to that, she was at the University of Central Arkansas for six years in the Division of International Engagement where she rose to Director of Education Abroad and International Promotion.

She has a Bachelors degree in Spanish from UCA with a minor in Business, and an International MBA from UCA. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from the University of Texas in Tyler with a specialization in organizational development and change (ODC) in the context of business and industry that integrates a strategic management perspective.

She lives with her fiancé, Stephen Roach and their two rescue dogs. She also works every year as a committee member on CARTI’s Ragin’ Cajun fundraiser.

“Mainstream’s growth and success has been a direct result of our excellent associates and our culture that values those associates. Amanda’s training and experience will allow us to maintain our great culture as we continue to grow and evolve,” said John Burgess, President of Mainstream.

About Mainstream

Since 1996, Mainstream (http://www.mainstream-tech.com) has evolved into one of the most established IT services companies in the Mid-South, serving clients from its Arkansas locations including headquarters in Little Rock, a second operations facility in Conway, as well as a sales office in Bentonville. Their staff of information technology professionals serves business and government customers across the nation with Managed IT Services, Custom Software Development Services, Cyber Security Services, and Hosting.

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Chroma Opens East Coast Power Conversion Test Demo Room


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New Demo Room features a 60kW Regenerative Battery Test System and a Regenerative Grid Simulator.

Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of power conversion testing equipment and automated test systems, is proud to announce the opening of a new state of the art technology demo room in Marlborough, MA. As Massachusetts is a hub for high technology industries, this location provides prospective and existing customers in the East the opportunity to interact with many of Chroma’s new power conversion and electrical safety testing technologies.

The demo room is the center of Chroma’s East coast sales and service facility and is the third demo facility Chroma has installed in North America. (Look for Chroma to announce the opening of their EV and Battery Technology Center in Wixom, MI later this year.) Other locations include Foothill Ranch, CA and Ciudad Juárez, MX. The demo room will feature many of Chroma’s newest test equipment, operational software, and computers in a comfortable, newly renovated space. Video and audio conferencing systems are installed to allow on-line connection with remote customers.

Chroma’s Eastern Sales Manager, Peter Bannon, says: “We’re very much looking forward to customers visiting our facility either on-line or in person. Having an accessible demo room is extremely important as it allows our customers to experience first-hand the solutions we can provide.”

Two stand outs in the demo roster is Chroma’s new 17040 Regenerative Battery Test System and 61800 Regenerative Grid Simulator. The 17040 is a high precision system designed for battery module and pack testing up to 600kW with 4 voltage and current ranges and also can serve as a battery simulator. It’s highly efficient and flexible design provides a regenerative solution reducing wasted energy that traditional equipment discharges in the form of heat. Chroma’s 61800 Regenerative Grid Simulator is a full 4 quadrant, fully regenerative, grid simulator with advanced features for compliance, safety and product verification testing. Specifically designed for PV inverter, Smart Grid and EV related test applications, the 61800 provides 30kVA to 630kVA of power with 0~330VL-N / 0~570VL-L output voltage. The balance of the demo equipment will include – but will not be limited to – DC power supplies, solar array simulators, electronic loads, power meters, hipot testers, and LCR meters.

The demo room will be open during regular business hours Monday through Friday by appointment only. Visitors will be able to discuss their requirements with Chroma’s engineering staff who will run the hardware and software demos based on their or a similar application.

If you are interested in scheduling a demo either in person or on-line, need directions, or would simply like to learn more about our test solutions, please call the facility at 978-461-2100 or visit http://www.chromausa.com.

About Chroma Systems Solutions

Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc. is a leader in providing power conversion and electrical safety testing instrumentation and systems. Chroma’s programmable power supplies, electronic loads, meters, hipot testers and automated testing systems provide solutions for applications in Automotive, Battery, Mil/Aero, Solar, Medical, Consumer Devices, and Regulatory Testing. With offices and manufacturing facilities located around the globe, Chroma is dedicated to providing the highest quality equipment for compliance and R&D test engineers as well as unparalleled service and support. Chroma Systems Solutions corporate office is located in Foothill Ranch, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.chromausa.com or call us at (949) 600-6400.

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Board Certified Cardiologist, Dr. Sheikh Naeem of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey Named 2019 NJ Top Doc


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Dr. Sheikh Naeem

NJ Top Docs has reviewed and approved Sheikh Naeem, MD FACC of Lakeland Cardiology Center in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey for 2019. Dr. Naeem is a board-certified cardiologist and a Fellow of the American Board of Cardiology. He is also board certified in adult transthoracic echocardiography and stress echocardiography.

Compassionate and knowledgeable, Dr. Naeem is well known for his dedication to the emotional, as well as the medical needs of his patients. Dr. Naeem takes time to listen to each of his patients’ concerns, addressing each one with individualized, comprehensive care. Dr. Naeem prides himself on caring for his patients the same way he would care for members of his own family.

Dr. Naeem currently has admitting privileges at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville, New Jersey and Dover, New Jersey, as well as at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey.

To learn more about this NJ Top Doc, please click here: https://njtopdocs.com/nj-doctors/sheikhnaeemmd/

About Us

NJ Top Docs is a comprehensive, trusted and exclusive healthcare resource featuring reviewed and approved Top Doctors and Dentists in New Jersey online in an easy to use format. NJ Top Docs only reviews and approves providers based on merit after they have been extensively vetted.

NJ Top Docs is a division of USA Top Docs which allows patients to meet providers online before making their appointment.

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What Are the Main Advantages of Using Online Car Insurance Quotes?


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“Comparing only quotes at least once every six months can help you find better insurance deals and save a lot of money”, said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company.

Compare-autoinsurance.org has launched a new blog post that explains the benefits drivers gain when using online car insurance quotes.

For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.org/the-pros-of-using-auto-insurance-quotes-online/

The internet has changed the way people select and purchase their products. Everything is simpler and more convenient. These radical changes also applied to the car insurance industry. The methods used by drivers to search and buy car insurance are now different than the methods used before the appearance of the internet.

The main reasons for using online quotes are the following:


  • Online quotes can be obtained at any time. Obtaining and comparing online quotes can be done from anywhere and at any time. Drivers are no longer required to go from one insurance company physical location to another to gain a few quotes. To obtain multiple online car insurance quotes, drivers only need a stable internet connection.
  • Online quotes are free. Both brokerage and insurers websites are offering free online quotes. Drivers don’t have to pay a car insurance agent in order to get a few quotes.
  • Online quotes are very accurate. The rates calculators used by insurance companies can offer really accurate quotes. To be that precise, these rates calculator use statistical models, sophisticated algorithms and economical data. However, an online quote can only be accurate if the data provided by a user is also accurate.
  • Obtain access to several discounts. While completing an online questionnaire, drivers can gain access to several discounts. The online form can promote a bundling discount to those who bundle their car insurance with home insurance. But that’s not the only discount that can be promoted on an online questionnaire. Multi-car policy discount, safety gear discount, low-mileage discount, or good driver discount are just a few of the discounts that can be promoted.

  • Online quotes can help drivers to decide if it’s time to switch their carriers. Drivers should obtain quotes and compare quotes at least two times per year. Drivers who notice that the average price of the compared quotes is way lower than the current insurance prices should contact their insurers and demand an explanation. If the explanation is not plausible, then drivers should switch their insurers.

For additional info, money-saving tips and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.org/

Compare-autoinsurance.org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc.

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Real Estate Innovator and Visionary, Steve Ozonian, Joins Board of Directors at Inside Real Estate


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Steve Ozonian joins Board of Directors at Inside Real Estate

They’ve gained substantial traction and scale in a highly fragmented industry thanks to a winning strategy, experienced team and a powerful software platform which drives real results for the agents, teams and brokers they serve.

Inside Real Estate, one of the fastest growing independently-owned real estate software companies and a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 top brokerages, agents & teams announced this week the appointment of Steve Ozonian to its Board of Directors. Known as a visionary leader in the real-estate tech space, Ozonian brings over 3 decades of experience serving in executive roles at Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Prudential Real Estate & Relocation, and REALTOR.com.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Steve to our board,” said Ned Stringham, CEO of Inside Real Estate. “Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and relationships having successfully led companies through many facets of the real estate industry. His experience and perspective will be invaluable as Inside Real Estate expands its reach, partnering with the most prominent brokerage and franchise brands in real estate today.”

Named a Top Innovator and influential leader by The National Association of Realtors and other prominent media outlets, Ozonian has a long history of driving innovation at the intersection of real estate and tech. After serving as a senior executive at Coldwell Banker Real Estate and Chairman and CEO of Prudential Real Estate & Relocation, Ozonian went on to serve as the CEO of REALTOR.com, one of the leading real estate consumer portals in the United States. After his tenure at REALTOR.com, Ozonian also served as the CEO of RealEstate.com and is currently the lead independent director of Lending Tree and CEO of Williston Financial.

“I believe Inside Real Estate is uniquely positioned to dominate the real estate software space,” said Steve Ozonian. “They’ve gained substantial traction and scale in a highly fragmented industry thanks to a winning strategy, experienced team and a powerful software platform which drives real results for the agents, teams and brokers they serve. I’m honored to join their board and participate in their continued growth.”

Ozonian’s appointment comes on the heels of substantial revenue growth for Inside Real Estate which has brought on hundreds of top brokerages to its flagship platform, kvCORE, so far this year and has doubled down on its long-term strategy with a new primary financial backer, Lovell Minnick Partners.

About Inside Real Estate

Inside Real Estate is one of the fastest growing independently-owned real estate software companies and a trusted technology partner to over 200,000 agents, teams and top brokerages. The company’s flagship platform, kvCORE, is a modern and comprehensive solution known for delivering profitable growth at every level of a brokerage organization. Built with a scalable and flexible infrastructure, kvCORE enables brokerages to create their own unique technology ecosystem to enhance and differentiate their brand and culture. With an accomplished leadership team and over 175 employees, Inside Real Estate brings the resources, scale and vision to deliver ongoing innovation and success for its growing customer base. Learn more at insiderealestate.com.

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Visikol Publishes Tissue Clearing Ebook on 3D Tissue Imaging and Analysis


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1 mm thick mouse brain labeled with NeuN and DAPI

We made our Tissue Clearing Ebook so that any researcher can easily adopt tissue clearing into their research workflow.

Since the microscope was first introduced, researchers and clinicians have characterized tissues through the use of ultra-thin two dimensional slices which are placed on microscope slides, stained and visualized by a pathologist. However, this paradigm can be highly limited for complex tissues and complicated features such as vasculature and thus researchers in the last few years have begun to employ tissue clearing approaches combined with fluorescent labeling and three-dimensional microscopy (e.g. confocal microscopy, light sheet microscopy) to image tissues in 3D. Of all the tissue interrogation tools used in a laboratory, tissue clearing and 3D tissue imaging can be one of the most challenging and complex as it involves the marriage of multiple disparate disciplines. Proper execution of tissue clearing approaches requires an in-depth knowledge of fluorescent labeling, tissue processing, advanced microscopy, image processing and data processing.

While adopting tissue clearing can be challenging, at Visikol we have focused for the last few years on developing protocols, tools and reagents that are easy-to-use, rapid and inexpensive such that any researcher can quickly adopt them into their workflow. “To help support these efforts, we have developed a Tissue Clearing Ebook which provides a contextual overview to adopting any tissue clearing technique with feedback and lessons learned from hundreds of researchers,” described Visikol Product Manager Ian MacCloud. The Ebook is designed as a primer for adopting tissue clearing and gives researchers a break down of common pitfalls and key considerations to keep in mind during 3D imaging such as maximizing fluorescent signal, minimizing background fluorescence, when to use confocal or light sheet microscopy, which antibodies to use and how to process specific types of tissue (e.g. FFPE, frozen fresh) or 3D cell culture models (i.e. organoids, spheroids, microtisses).

“In working with lots of researchers, we have seen many of them get discouraged by tissue clearing in general as they see a 3D image of a whole mouse brain acquired with CLARITY, try to replicate the process in their lab and unfortunately have poor results. We really made the Ebook for these researchers as there are lots of mistakes researchers typically make in adopting tissue clearing such as jumping to a whole mouse brain before validating that their immunolabels can penetrate thick tissue or if they have enough fluorescent signal with thick samples,” described Visikol CSO Dr. Tom Villani. The goal of the tissue clearing Ebook is to provide a dense but short preview to tissue clearing that every researcher should review before adopting tissue clearing into their workflow. To download the Ebook click below:

TISSUE CLEARING EBOOK DOWNLOAD

About Visikol

Visikol is a CRO focused on advanced drug discovery that is leading the fields of bio-imaging, bioinformatics and image analysis. We conduct end-to-end drug discovery services that include both 2D and 3D in vitro models and assays, 3D whole mount tissue imaging, digital pathology and custom drug discovery projects. Visikol offers a portfolio of drug discovery services ranging from 2D and 3D cell culture model and assay development to in vitro screening, animal tissue histology and automated image processing. The focus of these services is to transform tissues into images and ultimately into quantitative data sets that can be mined for actionable insights that help our Clients make more informed decisions during the drug discovery process. Additionally, Visikol manufactures and sells a suite of tissue clearing reagents and 3D immuno-labeling kits. These products allow researchers to easily and rapidly image whole tissues and 3D cell culture models in 3D instead of traditional 2D sectioning. For more information about Visikol or its services, please visit our website at visikol.com.

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Mainstream Technologies Promotes Sara Christie


Mainstream Technologies is pleased to announce the promotion of Sara Christie to Security Customer Relationship Manager in the cyber security unit. Her responsibilities will include serving as a liaison between security customers and the technical team, and getting insights into each customer’s business as it relates to compliance in order to match them up with the most appropriate security services.

Sara has been with Mainstream for eight years serving as office manager, benefits coordinator and sales/event coordinator. Prior to Mainstream, she was with Career Staffing Services for three years. She attended Hendrix College in International Relations and Global Studies (2004-2007). She lives in Hillcrest with her husband and Jolene, her pit bull. She enjoys working on home improvement projects and planning her next trip.

According to John Burgess, President of Mainstream and Chief Security Officer: “Sara has been a valuable member of the Mainstream team for 8 years. Her natural desire to find solutions and her ability to relate to people and understand their needs will serve our cyber security customers well.”

About Mainstream

Since 1996, Mainstream (http://www.mainstream-tech.com) has evolved into one of the most established IT services companies in the Mid-South, serving clients from its Arkansas locations including headquarters in Little Rock, a second operations facility in Conway, as well as a sales office in Bentonville. Their staff of information technology professionals serves business and government customers across the nation with Managed IT Services, Custom Software Development Services, Cyber Security Services, and Hosting.

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Somfy Powers the Screen Innovations Booth at CEDIA 2019 and Debuts the First Zigbee® 3.0 Range of Connected Shades and Curtains


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Somfy’s Set & Go App

Combining the latest shading innovations from Screen Innovations with the latest technology from Somfy, we’ve created an ecosystem that benefits the entire distribution chain, from manufacturers and integrators to smart home consumers.

Somfy, the world’s largest manufacturer of tubular motors for interior window coverings and exterior solar protections, will power the motorized solutions in the Screen Innovations booth at CEDIA Expo 2019. Somfy’s new Zigbee® 3.0 ecosystem simplifies installation and commissioning for integrators and offers consumers bi-directional technology and an open protocol for seamless interoperability between shading and other smart home devices. These new solutions enhance the convenience of motorized window coverings by offering a richer home automation experience.

“Somfy is proud to partner with Screen Innovations. Together, we’re two innovative companies bringing more than products to CEDIA 2019 – we’re creating a full ecosystem,” said Alex Keichinger, Connected Solutions Business Development Manager of Somfy North America. “Combining the latest shading innovations from Screen Innovations with the latest technology from Somfy, we’ve created an ecosystem that benefits the entire distribution chain, from manufacturers and integrators to smart home consumers.”

Visit booth #3338 to discover how Somfy motors and controls power the innovative products in the Screen Innovations booth, from motorized screens to indoor and outdoor shading. The partnership between Somfy and Screen Innovations combines high-quality smart shading products with the latest technology.

Somfy’s new Zigbee® 3.0 bi-directional range of solutions includes the TaHoma® gateway hub with embedded RTS and Zigbee® 3.0 radio connectivity, an automation app and a full set of motors for shades and curtains. It also includes a smartphone or tablet app to simplify installation and programming.

Somfy’s new Set & Go app is a commissioning tool that provides intuitive step-by-step programming instructions, including copy and paste settings for programming multiple shades. Now installers and manufacturers can enhance productivity, save time and maximize profits.

The TaHoma® gateway hub’s native Zigbee® 3.0 radio connectivity allows for easy interoperability with voice control and third-party integration, while also connecting with legacy RTS solutions. It will allow end-users to progressively enjoy compatibility with major platforms such as Amazon Alexa, IFTTT, Google Assistant and third-party devices, as compatibility becomes available. It also seamlessly integrates with third-party automation systems including Control4®, Crestron, Savant, Elan, and more.

Somfy’s native Zigbee® 3.0 range of motors and controls offer bi-directional feedback, allowing users to know the exact position of their shades at any time. Create the ultimate smart home with scheduled timed scenes incorporating other smart products. Now, home technology professionals can easily control most major window covering types along with lighting, thermostats, security cameras and more.

“This is a major global investment for Somfy,” said Jean-Pascal Rey, Executive Vice President of Home and Building for Somfy. “We are shaping the roadmap for the future with an open protocol technology worldwide. For North America, the Zigbee® platform is the best way to create interaction between lighting and shading solutions.”

“We’re excited to see this smart shading system utilizing Zigbee® 3.0 technology,” said Tobin Richardson, CEO and President of the Zigbee Alliance. “It’s great to see a leading worldwide brand adopting this mature open standard and creating interoperable smart home experiences.”

Visit Screen Innovations at Booth #3338 at CEDIA 2019 in Denver, Colorado to learn about Somfy solutions.

About Somfy Systems, Inc.

Somfy, the global leader in the manufacturing of strong, quiet motors with electronic and app controls for both interior window coverings and exterior solar protections, has North American headquarters located in Dayton, NJ. Over 270 million users worldwide enjoy the more than 170 million motors produced by Somfy. During the past 50 years, Somfy engineers have designed products for both commercial and residential markets to motorize window coverings such as interior shades, wood blinds, draperies, awnings, rolling shutters, exterior solar screens, and projection screens. Somfy motorization systems are easily integrated with security, HVAC and lighting systems providing total home or building automation. For more information, visit http://www.somfysystems.com

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USTOA Tour Operators Venture to Lesser-Known Corners of the World in 2020


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Cyclists Along the Baltic Coast – Photo Courtesy of VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations

Each September, the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) celebrates Travel Together Month to showcase the unparalleled group travel experiences offered by USTOA tour operators. This year, USTOA is spotlighting new itineraries that lead travelers off-the-beaten-path in 2020.

Travelers who explore relatively less-traveled destinations often experience fewer crowds, encounter more opportunities to immerse themselves in the local culture, and discover activities that are distinctly different.

“Traveling to the lesser-known corners of the earth supports the growth of emerging destinations while providing a richer and deeper understanding of local cultures and communities,” said Terry Dale, President and CEO of USTOA. “Our tour operator members have been taking travelers to off-the-beaten-path places for decades and have an exciting array of new programs available in 2020 to explore.”

New USTOA tour operator itineraries for 2020 include:


  • Lithuania & Latvia: the Baltics – Cyclists can spin along the Baltic coast, take a private cruise to the Curonian Spit, and join a Lithuanian barbecue with VBT Bicycling Vacations. Departures are available between May and September 2020, starting at $3,095 per person.
  • Discover Ethiopia – Perillo’s Learning Journeys takes guests on a city tour of the capital, Addis Ababa, home to museums and open air markets, and on an exploration of Lalibela, a town in the Amhara region known for its distinctive rock-cut churches. Private group departures are available throughout 2020 starting at $3,890 per person.
  • Wukalina Walk – Travelers can take a guided, four-day adventure in Tasmania with Goway.com through Launceston while listening to the stories of this northeast region. Departures are available on Sundays through March 2020, starting at $1,609 per person.
  • Coastal Wonders of Norway, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland – Adventurers can visit Norway’s spectacular fjords, discover the Viking heritage in the Faroe Islands, and observe nesting seabirds on Iceland’s Látrabjarg cliffs with Lindblad Expeditions. Departure is June 18, 2020, starting at $17,160 per person.
  • Vietnam & Cambodia – Holiday Vacations takes travelers through these two neighboring Southeast Asia destinations with time for traditional cooking classes, museum visits, and boat cruises. Departures are available in March 2020, starting at $8,299 per person.
  • Bolivia & Chile’s Atacama Desert – International Expeditions takes guests through Bolivia’s dramatic landscape and wildlife, and to the turquoise lakes and red plains of the Atacama Desert in Chile. Departure is available May 9, 2020, starting at $10,698 per person.
  • UNESCO Banff National Park & The Rocky Mountaineer – Travelers can explore the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park, and Lake Louise by boat, rail, and a glass-domed car with Seabourn Cruises. Departures are available on select dates between June and September 2020, starting at $5,399 per person.

Find all the itineraries offered by USTOA tour operators at https://ustoa.com/dream-vacation

For more information on USTOA, visit http://www.ustoa.com, call 212-599-6599, or email information(at)ustoa(dot)com.

About USTOA:

Representing nearly $19 billion in revenue, the member companies of U.S. Tour Operators Association provide tours, packages and custom arrangements that allow 9.8 million travelers annually unparalleled access, insider knowledge, peace-of-mind, value, and freedom to enjoy destinations and experiences across the entire globe. Each member company has met the travel industry’s highest standards, including participation in the USTOA’s Travelers Assistance Program, which protects consumer payments up to $1 million if the company goes out of business. As a voice for the tour operator industry for more than 40 years, USTOA also provides education and assistance for consumers and travel agents.

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Gina Dolecki/Ashley Mindnich    

Redpoint

212-229-0119

dolecki(at)redpointspeaks(dot)com /mindnich(at)redpointspeaks(dot)com

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