LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AmericanTours International (ATI) Chair/CEO Noel Irwin Hentschel and President Michael Fitzpatrick announce the launch of the ATI-Yosemite 150th Anniversary Tours to 70 international markets commemorating a legendary time in U.S. history. On June 30, 1842, President Lincoln signed a bill establishing Yosemite as the world’s first state park, marking the first time land was designated to be protected in its natural state for people to enjoy.
“ATI pioneers tourism development and enjoys a long successful partnership with the U.S. National Park Service to attract international travelers. Thirty-six years ago ATI became the first travel company to promote Yosemite globally and secure accommodations actually inside the park allowing visitors more time to experience the tranquility and beauty of this natural phenomena of California”, stated Hentschel. Upon staying in Yosemite for the first time President Theodore Roosevelt wrote, "It was like lying in a great solemn cathedral, far vaster and more beautiful than any built by the hand of man."
ATI just returned from their annual team-building retreat touring Yosemite’s breathtaking, historical sites including Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. “Our professional team’s feedback enables us to consistently provide the extraordinary value with exceptional service that is ATI’s hallmark,” commented Fitzpatrick.
Yosemite gateway communities of Fresno, Merced, Modesto and Bakersfield welcome enormous numbers of “ATI-Motorcoach Tours” and “ATI-Drive America Tours” spending tourism dollars in Central Valley hotels, restaurants and shops. “Helping local economies is a driving force at ATI. The more jobs created and sustained due to tourism helps keep the American dream thriving”, remarked Nick Hentschel, ATI Vice President.
ATI-Yosemite 150th Anniversary Tours are exclusively developed for booking through the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) or with other ATI tour operator partners worldwide including Brazil, China, Japan, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Australia and U.S.A.
The new ATI-AirTours “Wings Above The Parks” is featured in the ATI-Yosemite 150th Anniversary Tours, designed for travelers desiring an intimate experience via private aircraft, private aviation terminals and luxury ground transportation.
AmericanTours International (ATI) is America's largest privately held, American-owned, inbound/outbound tourism organization serving over one half-million visitors annually. Founded in 1977, ATI is one of California’s major woman owned businesses, generating $3 billion into the U.S. economy annually. ATI headquartered in Los Angeles, has offices across America and in Beijing.