As part of its ongoing expansion, Xanterra Parks and Resorts on
Thursday closed on its acquisition of Wisconsin-based
tour operator Holiday Vacations.
in 1973, Holiday Vacations offers guided vacations throughout the U.S. and
Canada and in Australia and New Zealand. It also offers several rail tours and
cruises. Holiday Vacations will remain in Wisconsin and will retain its current
Holidays Vacations acquisition comes on the back of Xanterra having acquired
Country Walkers in 2014; Austin Adventures in 2013; VBT Bicycling, Walking
Vacations, and the Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon in 2012; and Windstar
Cruises in 2011.
Greenwood Village, Colo.-based Xanterra also operates lodges, restaurants and
shops in nine national parks (including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion and
Glacier) and in seven state parks throughout the country. The company’s other
properties include Grand Canyon Railway and the Kingsmill Resort in