Tour operator adds 12 jobs, opens new headquarters in Lewes

UD's hospitality management program hhires cited as a factor in the expansion

Tenon Tours, a U.S.-based tour operator that specializes in custom vacation packages for select destinations in Europe, has opened a new headquarters in Lewes.
The company has been growing steadily, adding 12 new jobs in the state over the last two years. Company executives plan to add at least five more posiitions in the next year, a release. The company has another hedquarters in Massachusetts
The Delaware headquarters also houses several new executives for the company, including Managing Director Katie Fleming, Director of Operations Ron Metz and Director of Sales Stephanie Macaluso.
The new location has allowed the company to begin working with the University of Delaware’s Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management program. Currently, five of the 12 positions are held by graduates of the University of Delaware, the release noted
President Bryan Lewis said the expansion was a natural extension for Tenon Tours.
“We added a second headquarters in Delaware because our employees are excited to be in the Mid-Atlantic region, and we’ve been able to find top talent with a passion for travel and personal service,” Lewis said. “Our location in Lewes and proximity to Delaware’s beaches provides a great work-life balance and allows our team to live and work in the hospitality industry.”
Tenon Tours was founded in 2007. The company started with a specialization in tours of Ireland but has expanded to offer tours in Scotland, England, Wales, Italy and Iceland.
Tenon Tours works with all kinds of travelers, from solo travelers and couples to companies, church groups and families.
Tenon Tours was named the fastest-growing private travel company on the Inc. 500 in 2012 and made the Inc. 5000 in 2013 and 2014.
Aside from job growth, the company has plans to roll out new initiatives, including their exclusive By-Your-Side Service(SM) and a travel app to better serve clients.
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