Hospitality Tours

Current Testimonials from HCI Bank Club Directors

NEWFOUNDLAND: "Ted with Hospitality Tours customized and delivered a fantastic tour for my club to Newfoundland. The entire trip from start to finish was filled with friendly staff, incredible scenery, gorgeous beaches, massive icebergs, delicious food (including a surprise Lobster dinner) and a very fun process of getting screeched in! We had an excellent Tour Guide who was very knowledgeable, passionate, and extremely attentive to our needs. We truly enjoyed getting to know more about this destination and the amazing people whose kindness helped thousands of people during 911.  With the help of Ted and his team, they exceeded our expectations with an exceptional and memorable experience that will forever hold a special place in our hearts."

Kathy Leesekamp – Marion, IA

CANADIAN MARITIMES: "In 2023, we networked with another HCI Bank to plan a tour to the Maritimes with Hospitality Tours.  This was a great success for us as our traveling groups clicked together wonderfully.  I would definitely look at partnering again in the future.  Ted worked closely with me to plan all of the arrangements before departure and during the tour itself to make for a great tour.  Our amazing tour guide, Robert, who was so accommodating and knowledgeable that everyone just loved him.  George was our bus driver and knew the area so well that we never had any driving delays or hiccups, and he kept the bus in top condition for us every day.  I would highly recommend visiting with Ted and getting something lined up for the Maritimes – It was an outstanding tour."

Becky Anderson – Tekamah, NE

CANADIAN MARITIMES: "It was a great trip!   I’ve never had a tour director work as hard as Robert trying to please everyone.  I liked that he kept me informed and/or my thoughts of moving a few things around because of weather. I would take Robert as my tour director any day with his knowledge he shared with us.  George is a great driver and always looked professional.  Always right at the door when we were loading or unloading.  George changed the words to an Elvis song and sang it to a customer who was celebrating his birthday on tour with us.  The customers loved the Lunenburg walk and restaurant.  The favorite meal for everyone was the last night at the French Bistro.  At Hopewell Rocks, I was glad the customers were able to walk on the sea floor and go back and experience the high tide which they enjoyed. Overall, it was a great tour!  Thank you!!"

Cindy Blaine – Traer, IA

CANADIAN MARITIMES: "My New Horizons group thoroughly enjoyed the Maritimes tour through Hospitality Tours. I can’t say enough about our wonderful guide Robert and our Driver George, both were very knowledgeable, reliable, helpful and very kind.  There was a good mix of attractions but the groups favorites was Island Falconry and Hopewell Rocks. Unfortunately, we had a traveler get sick and Ted was very quick to make arrangements for her to get home, which I very much appreciated. Thanks for a great tour!"

Kim Richards – Middlebury, VT

VIRGINIA BEACH, NORFOLK AND THE MILITARY TATTOO FESTIVAL: "We had a wonderful time! We all LOVED the Tattoo ... what an experience. Thank you for exposing me to it ... I had never heard of it before & I’m so glad I was able to experience it. I had travelers that said they want to do the Tattoo every year!"

Sharon Patton – Taunton, MA

CANADIAN MARITIMES: "The Emerald Club has had the opportunity to travel with Hospitality Tours on a few occasions and have been thrilled each time!  Ted Nelson goes so far above and beyond to make sure that the tours are going smoothly.  Whether it is the daily phone calls with the tour manager or being available to the club director 24/7, he takes the pressure off and makes the trip flow perfectly.  I had a group on the Maritimes tour in September of 2022 and was blown away by the quality of the tour guide & accommodations.  There were even some incredible “surprises” that we had along the way.  My travelers couldn’t have been happier and felt like they got even MORE than they had paid for on this trip……as a director, I couldn’t ask for more than that!

Ted also made the bookkeeping portion of the planning simple.  He keeps all of the verbiage is easy to understand, with no gray areas that can be left to interpretation.  At no point was I confused about what I was going to get.  I got every single thing that was promised, and so much more!"

Tammy S Browning, Spirit Lake, IA

NEW ENGLAND FALL FOLIAGE: "Hospitality Tours has been a preferred tour operator for D.L. Evans Bank for over 15 years.  Their travel itineraries are phenomenal, and customizable which we appreciate.  They are extremely accommodating and can handle the logistical challenges we face as a bank with multitude club locations throughout southern Idaho, and limited airport access.  Their professional, knowledgeable, friendly guides and drivers have always exceeded our expectations and have enhanced our club members travel experiences.  Anytime we are planning a tour to the Northeast or Eastern Canada, Hospitality tours is always our first consideration."

Amy Evans, Boise, ID

CANADIAN MARITIMES: "Classic Club’s Canadian Maritime Magic tour was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid and Ted Nelson reassurance that our deposits were safe and waiting for this tour to commence was so reassuring during these times.  Once we got back on track with planning for a 2021 departure Ted was very proactive in knowing what to expect and how to navigate all of the extra forms that each province required.  We even shared a Zoom meeting and he walked me through each step that was needing completed.  From start to finish Hospitality Tours comes through with a great product that has the personal touch around every corner."

Amber Thomas, Geneseo, IL

HUDSON RIVER VALLEY & NEW YORK CITY: "We had a wonderful fall trip to New York and the Hudson River Valley as planned by Ted Nelson of Hospitality Tours.  We visited so many places in just 6 days, with everything being timed out perfectly.  Our tour guide was a local resident and really enhanced our trip with all of her knowledge.  Our hotels were great, the meals were wonderful, and I truly feel that each of our guests felt like they absolutely got their money’s worth and more.  Ted checked in with us along the way making sure everything was going just right, and it was nice knowing that we could reach out to him if needed for anything on this trip.  I would give this trip experience a 5 Star Rating!"

Stacy Meyer, Storm Lake, IA

CAPE COD ESCAPE: "Our recent trip to Cape Cod with Hospitality Tours was an all-around great experience. From the group leader perspective, Ted Nelson was a joy to work with. He was flexible and accommodating as we put the trip together, with cancellations leading up to the departure and while on tour when weather forced some changes. He made things appear seamless. The itinerary was well-rounded and Ted proved to be an exceptional tour manager and tour guide.  We look forward to future trips with Hospitality Tours!"

Shelly Morey, Newport, VT

VIRGINIA BEACH, NORFOLK & THE OUTER BANKS: "As a bank club director and part of Heritage Clubs International, I chose Ted Nelson with Hospitality Tours to help us plan a trip to Virginia Beach, Norfolk and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our trip was scheduled for April of 2020.  Due to Covid, things began to abruptly shut down. Ted worked diligently behind the scenes and kept in touch with me, so our travelers knew what their options were. Our travelers learned they could get a 100% cash refund or they could stay registered for April 2021 and keep the guaranteed price. Our travelers were thrilled in getting to travel again one year later. Each traveler had been vaccinated and understood that masks would still be required in many places.  From beginning to end, our travelers were so happy to be able to travel. Ted and our HCI partners from Virginia Beach and Norfolk had done a wonderful job lining up a great itinerary for us.  The upgraded hotel gave us a beautiful sunrise view each morning and that in itself was worth the trip right there. I would highly recommend traveling with Hospitality Tours."

Kathy Bengtson, Iowa Falls, IA

NIAGARA FALLS: "We have enjoyed working with Hospitality Tours for many years.  Our most recent trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto was spectacular.  Ted is easy to work with and provided a great customized tour for my group.  Our guide was local and provided a most memorable experience for everyone."

Becky Custer, Griffin, GA

NEW YORK CITY: "Hospitality Tours is a great company to work with. I was able to work with Ted from the beginning for our trip to New York. We got an added bonus of having Ted as our Guide in New York City, he was very knowledgeable and we had a fantastic trip!!"

Lisa Thompson, Wamego, KS

NEW ENGLAND FALL FOLIAGE: "Ted makes it easy to network with other banks because of the invoicing and gives a price break based on total number of customers (the combination from both banks) for the entire trip, and not just what each bank has traveling."

Cindy Blaine, Traer, IA

Hospitality Tours

259 Pleasant Bay Rd.
East Harwich, MA 02645

774.237.7363 or 800.966.1331
Fax: 774-237-7364

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