Peter van Berkel
Travalco USA, Inc.
500 S. Federal Hwy., Suite 4287
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Full range inbound operator offering more than 150 flexible self-drive programs for North America with market-leading documentation in eight languages and multiple information formats. Large number of directly contracted hotels, experiences and FIT services through WEB and XML-based interfaces. Very well established seat-in escorted tour program from many gateways as well as group tours and ad-hoc program for leisure and MICE.

Business classification: 

  • Wholesaler
  • Inbound/Receptive Tour Operator
  • DMC

Type of travelers:

  • Group (average size: 35)
  • Customized
  • Leisure
  • Corporate
  • FIT
  • Scheduled
  • MICE
  • Students

Percentage of business that is: 

  • 100% B2B – Business-to-Business

Percentage of business that is international inbound to the U.S.: 100%

Hotel types utilized by your travelers:

  • Budget/Economy
  • Standard/Moderate
  • First Class/Superior
  • Luxury/Deluxe

Number of years conducting international inbound travel to the U.S.: 39

Percentage of travelers during: 

  • Winter: 10%
  • Spring: 20%
  • Summer: 50%
  • Fall: 20%

Types of products purchased: 

  • Accommodations
  • Dining
  • Entrance Tickets
  • One-Day Tours
  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • All land arrangements

How do you contract with hotels/suppliers:

  • Group Rates
  • Static Rates
  • Connectivity
  • Hybrid rate programs

Types of packages offered:

  • Cruise Holidays
  • Cultural/Historical Tours
  • Custom Tours (Shopping, Sports, Luxury, Culinary)
  • Entertainment/Special Events
  • Medical/Wellness Travel
  • National Parks
  • Religious Travel
  • Student/Language Immersion Tours
  • Adventure/Outdoor Tours

Languages Offered:

English, German, Dutch, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Hebrew

U.S. destinations served:

  • Entire United States

Top markets served (countries of origination): 

All continents – 50 unique inbound markets with a focus on European Visa waiver countries

What’s Trending:

We are seeing initial demand from our core markets markedly above 2023 levels but are also noticing that due to high price levels of USA services, the consumers are choosing wisely with value in mind.  The great American Road trip with a diverse set of experiences is popular.  The early bookers are back and even traditionally later booking markets are getting in on the early booking trend.

What are you looking for from Suppliers/DMOs in 2024/2025: 

Keeping the long view that inbound travel markets will be coming back strong with very advantageous travel and spending patterns.   Those suppliers and destinations that take this view will benefit most from international travel now that inbound markets are normalizing and increasing in importance.