Ensemble Launches New Partnership


Ensemble Travel Group, Amtrak Vacations and Yankee Holidays have launched a new partnership designed to expand Ensemble members’ portfolio of rail and independent travel packages throughout the US and Canada.

Both Amtrak Vacations and Yankee Holidays brands have significantly increased their product lines this year to offer more than 300 packages to over 40 destinations in North America. In addition, the variety of products will bolster members’ earning potential – from independent and fully escorted to rail-and-sail and stand-alone rail journeys.

“I think people’s interest in broadening their knowledge of the world also applies to their desire to experience it closer to home – what’s ‘in their own backyard’ so to speak,” said Suzanne Hall, senior director, hotel and land division, Ensemble Travel Group. “And this new partnership truly delivers the opportunity for our members’ customers to literally ‘go local,’ which mirrors what we’re seeing internationally, as well.”

“We have seen an explosion of domestic travel the past few years, especially with rail travel. More and more consumers have rail travel on their bucket lists and with destinations like Glacier National Park, Grand Canyon, New York City, Washington D.C., and Chicago. Our Yankee Holidays and Amtrak Vacations brands offer products for every segment of the market,” added Frank Marini, president of Yankee Leisure Group. “We are thrilled to partner with Ensemble Travel Group. I have personally known many of the Ensemble agency owners and agents for many years and they are some of the best in the industry.”

In addition to several training sessions in the coming months for Ensemble members, Amtrak Vacations and Yankee Holidays are among the sponsors of the 2014 Ensemble Travel Group International Conference in Palm Springs set for Oct. 26-30. Marini will address the audience during the annual convention.