Scenic Tours USA, owner of river cruise and tour company Scenic and river cruise line Emerald Waterways, has joined the USTOA as its newest tour operator member, bringing to 51 the number of active USTOA members.

“River cruising is an extremely popular, rapid growing travel segment,” said Terry Dale, president and CEO of USTOA.

Viking River Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Tauck and Avalon Waterways are among the river cruise operators that already hold active USTOA memberships.

Luxury river cruise line Scenic operates a fleet of 16 river cruise ships in Europe, Russia and Southeast Asia. Boutique line Emerald Waterways launched its fifth vessel this year, and will add two more in 2017, for a total of seven.

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