The STAR Travel & Tours Story
In 1994 Chris Vandeventer created a travel company in East Texas providing Student Travel for Spring Breaks, Graduation and Summer Travel as well as for Individual Leisure Travel.
In 2000 Adventure Tours USA, a Dallas based tour operator, tapped Chris to be a part of their team so he sold the East Texas agency to a colleague and made the move to Dallas..
2001 was a year of change at Adventure Tours USA, and the travel industry as a whole, in late Summer 2001 Adventure Tours USA was acquired by The Mark Travel Corporation and on September 11, 2001 the terror attacks on New York changed the entire landscape of the travel industry.
Over the next 4 years with Adventure Tours USA he learned a lot about the Tour Operator side of the Travel Industry and with his connections with destinations and resorts he took an opportunity to become the Wholesale Manager for the Purgatory Ski Area in Durango Colorado. It only took one Winter for him to realize that as a Texas boy the cold climate was just not for him so when a SCUBA and Tour Operator in Cozumel lost their Director of Sales to a company in Grand Cayman he jumped at the opportunity to move South of the Border to Sunny (and WARM) Mexico.
Chris enjoyed the Island Life and work on the Island of Cozumel until an illness in the family made it necessary to come back to Dallas. Upon his return the worked with Southwest Airlines for a couple of years until he realized that his real passion in the Travel Industry was to work one on one with clients to help make their dream vacations a reality and thus STAR Travel and Tours was born.
Meet The Team
STAR Travel & Tours is a family owned and operated agency born out of a love for travel and adventure
I smile every time I think back on the wonderful memories of the vacations you planned for us.. Thank you.
Our Travel Partners
STAR Travel and Tours works with 100’s of tour operators, wholesalers and cruise lines around the World below are just a few of our preferred partners.