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IGTOA Member Yampu Tours Accepts 2011 World Travel Award as Leading Tour Operator in South America

Date: October 19, 2011

Yampu Tours announced today that they have graciously accepted the 2011 World Travel Award as Leading Tour Operator in South America after an industry-wide voting process.  This prestigious honor comes one year after receiving the 2010 World Travel Award in the same category, and after an exciting year of growth and development for Yampu Tours. Yampu Tours attributes its success to the company’s dedication to superior customer service.  Since 1998, Yampu Tours has received overwhelmingly positive testimonials from clients repeatedly noting Yampu’s high attention to detail, customized itineraries, and personal and professional care; these attributes allow clients to feel safe and reassured when traveling with Yampu Tours.   

This year marks Yampu’s 13th year creating trips of a lifetime to Latin America, and also marks a new chapter in Yampu’s successful history with a launch of their new website featuring South East Asia, Africa, and India.   Yampu’s decision to expand its specialty generated directly from loyal clients who consistently requested a similar Yampu experience in other destinations.  2011 has also been a year of personnel growth within the company as Yampu has added several new employees and an entire team of operations who work relentlessly to ensure all trips go according to plan.  Yampu Tours strives to build lifelong relationships with clients.  Yampu’s Operations team work persistently to guarantee a prompt resolution to any unexpected issue and to make sure the client is consistently updated to any changes and progress.       

The World Travel Awards are recognized globally by the travel, tourism and hospitality industry as the foremost recognition and acknowledgement of excellence in product and service worldwide.  Votes for nominees are cast globally by 183,000 fellow travel professionals in over 160 countries across the globe. “To be respected by our industry peers as well as our clients is a true honor,” said Jose Irauzqui, who co-founded Yampu Tours with his wife, Monica, 14 years ago. 

Based in Stowe, Vermont and with offices in New York City, Yampu Tours has a A+ rating at the BBB (Better Business Bureau), is a member of ASTA (the American Society of Travel Agents), and bonded with ARC (American Airlines Reporting Corporation), IATA and ATOL in the UK.   For more information, please visit or contact: Toll Free: (US) 1-888-926 7801 (UK) 0800 011 2424 International: (US) +1 212 206-3710 (UK) +44 20 89299886 E-mail:

Matt Kareus

Matt is the Executive Director of IGTOA.


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