Mayflower Tours

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Mayflower Tours

Chicago Area
1225 Warren Avenue
Downers Grove, Illinois (IL), USA 60515
Phone: 1 (630) 435-8500
Fax: 1 (630) 960-3575
Specialties: Groups: Adhoc or Series
Primary Contact (Product)
Nish Patel
Vice President International Product
Ext 233
Secondary Contact (Product/Training)
Carol Specst
Director Product Development
Ext 228
John Stachnik
Main Operation:
Escorted group series operator of tours worldwide. Wholesale only.
Business Short Description:
Business Long Description:

Mayflower Tours, Inc., located in Downers Grove, IL, is a professional tour operator handling individual and group tour arrangements for people who enjoy traveling on escorted tour programs. Mayflower operates a series of scheduled escorted tours throughout North America and the World.

John and Mary Stachnik founded the company in January of 1979. The Stachniks are the principal shareholders of Mayflower Tours.

Mayflower Tours is a member in good standing of several travel organizations. One is the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) with a membership of the most prestigious travel companies in America. All USTOA members post $1,000,000 in security, which is used solely to protect the interests of its travelers. John Stachnik served as the Chairman of USTOA in 1996 and 1997. Mayflower also belongs to the National Tour Association (NTA). John served as its President in 1990 and 1991 and Mary has served on the Board of Directors of NTA. John will once again become Chairman of USTOA for 2010 and 2011. As a further sign of business ethics Mayflower maintains membership, as well as adheres to, the professional standards of the U.S. Travel Association, the American Society of Travel Agents, American Bus Association, and Cruise Lines International Association.

Mayflower has always been a firm believer in multiple distribution channels. It works closely with the travel agent community and is a preferred supplier to various travel consortiums. In addition to individual travelers, Mayflower works hand-in-hand with those agencies that target groups. Mayflower also partners with fellow tour operators, as well as professional and volunteer groups, with programs to its domestic and international destinations. Consumer-direct sales are also part of the distribution of its product.

Mayflower Tours is fully accredited by the airlines, and carries Professional Liability and Errors and Omissions Insurance for all travelers’ protection. While on tour, travelers are covered by Zurich American Insurance Company Tour Operator’s Professional Liability Insurance, with bodily injury and personal property coverage in the amount of $5,000,000 per occurrence.

Company Information:
Company Brochure Which Includes Australia: Yes
Australian Content In Brochure: Yes
Month Of Brochure Production: February/March & International July
Approximate Passengers To Australia Per Year: 200
Inbound Tour Operator: N/A
Preferred Consortia: and MAST
Preferred Airport Code: ORD