THEY MADE THE NEWS
Tom Donovan joined Cartan Travel, the Chicago-based
tour operator, in 1934, became its president in 1943 and
built it into one of the best escorted tour organizations in
the industry. He was president of ASTA from 1955-56 and a
founder of ICTA, later serving as trustee and vice chairman.
At the time of his death in 1982, he had served the industry
for over 50 years.
Arthur Tauck Jr. took over his father’s 23-year-old tour
operator business in 1958. He ran the business until
1997, when he handed over the reins to his daughter,
Robin, and his son, Peter, remaining with the company as chairman. Arthur Tauck Jr. built the company
from a North American tour operation to a global one.
Arthur Jr. is seated in the photo at left, flanked by his
daughter, Robin, and sons Chuck and Peter.
In 1945, Joseph Perillo founded Joseph Perillo and Sons. His son Mario, far left, joined the
company after his father retired. The company
was renamed Perillo Tours and became known
for tours to Italy. Mario died in 2003 at age 76.
His son Steve, near left, is now president of the company, which
continues to specialize in trips to Italy as well
as to Hawaii.
Bob Whitley was brought on as executive vice president of the
6-year-old U.S. Tour Operator Association in 1978, when Don
Reynolds retired. Whitley became president, and 30 years later
he remains at the head of an organization that represents 46
tour operators and cruise lines as well as 150 brands.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Tour Brokers Appeal End
Of Need Clause
June 13, 1977
As the spirit of deregulation swept the land, the Interstate Com-
merce Commission decided to scrap the so-called “need clause,”
which required applicants for a motorcoach broker’s license to
establish a “need” for their services. The National Tour Brokers As-
sociation (now the National Tour Association) went to court, but it
was a rear-guard action. The need clause went away. Five years later,
motorcoach deregulation did away with broker licensing altogether.
Ed Hogan’s 2-year-old Secret;
Pleasant Stake Sold To AAA Unit
June 25, 2001
Pleasant Holidays’ founder, Ed Hogan, sold a
majority stake in the tour operator to the
nation’s largest AAA affiliate, the Automobile
Club of Southern California, in 1999. Both
parties kept the transaction a secret from the
industry. After the disclosure, a furor ensued,
but it quickly died down.
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