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Xanterra Parks & Resorts unveils new brand name


Xanterra Travel Collection reflects diverse portfolio of vacation experiences that connect guests to the most beautiful places on Earth.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO. – One of the nation’s largest global adventure travel companies today revealed a new umbrella brand name that better reflects its diverse portfolio of travel brands: Xanterra Travel Collection. The largest national and state park concessioner in the United States, Xanterra Travel Collection now encompasses award-winning travel companies such as VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Country Walkers, Holiday Vacations, Grand Canyon Railway, The Oasis at Death Valley (a private resort in the national park) and Windstar Cruises, offering endless ways for every type of traveler to enjoy remarkable experiences around the world.

“We are pleased to tell the world about our new name and showcase the distinctive tour, travel, and lodging brands housed under common ownership,” said Andrew N. Todd, CEO of Xanterra Travel Collection. “With a passion for delivering legendary hospitality across all our individual company brands, Xanterra Travel Collection provides countless ways for thoughtful travel enthusiasts to experience the unforgettable.”  

Committed to connecting guests to the most beautiful places on Earth, Xanterra Travel Collection is comprised of the following properties:

  • All primary lodging and concessions in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Crater Lake, Glacier, Rocky Mountain, and Mount Rushmore national parks, and four Ohio state parks
  • Standout historic national park lodges include El Tovar in Grand Canyon on the South Rim, Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier, Lake Hotel and Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone and the Inn at Death Valley; Xanterra also owns and operates Cedar Creek Lodge outside Glacier National Park and The Grand Hotel in Tusayan, outside the Grand Canyon
  • Windstar Cruises
  • VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations
  • Country Walkers
  • Holiday Vacations 
  • Grand Canyon Railway
  • Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams, Arizona

In addition, Xanterra Travel Collection sister properties The Broadmoor in Colorado and Sea Island in Georgia offer five-star service and distinctive luxury for travelers looking to indulge in renowned accommodations, incomparable culinary experiences, and unparalleled amenities.

Renowned for “legendary hospitality with a softer footprint”, Xanterra Travel Collection combines dramatic settings, landmark buildings, and global travel experiences with truly exceptional service. In September 2008, Denver-based The Anschutz Corporation purchased Xanterra and pledged that the company would remain true to the legacy of hospitality established by Fred Harvey, a talented visionary who saw the need for quality hotels and restaurants that complement, not harm their natural surroundings. Xanterra Travel Collection has pledged to reduce its environmental impact through sustainable business practices and is widely recognized for its progressive environmental stewardship and related innovations in the hospitality industry. 

“The Xanterra Travel Collection gives our guests the opportunity to discover the depth and breadth of travel experiences we offer across the entire portfolio,” said Betsy O’Rourke, Chief Marketing Officer for Xanterra Travel Collection. “Combining the power of these unique travel brands ensures that we can deliver exceptional service to our guests and enhance every touchpoint companywide.”

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