The American Destinations, Inc. (ADI) staff consists of ten full-time employees with a combined total of 100+ years experience in the travel industry. We also have hundreds of additional support staff nationwide, focusing on the details of student/group travel. The ADI staff combines skills in finance, human resources, psychology, education, sales, marketing and advertising. Whether you are new to student/group travel or are a veteran, you will find our staff knowledgeable, helpful, courteous and professional. We will take you step by step through the entire tour process and offer advice in every phase of planning, helping to make your travel experience safe, affordable and enjoyable for you and your group. We are proud to introduce to you our professional and dedicated staff members.


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As founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Curtis Edwards brings twenty eight years experience in the group travel industry to ADI. He has an AB in Education with a double major in Business Administration and Public Education (specializing in History, Business Education and Physical Education) and a minor in Psychology. Curtis began his teaching career in 1974 and left this field in 1982 (throughout this time he coached high school football, girls/boys basketball and track) to pursue his love of educational student travel. As Vice President, Director of Sales/Marketing and Corporate Secretary, Mrs. Lorie Edwards brings sixteen years experience in the group travel industry to ADI. She has a BS in Marketing and Business Management. Lorie manages ADI's internal Travel Management computer program and company web site. Curtis and Lorie are responsible for the Company's vision and strategic direction as well as overseeing the day-to-day business operations. They assume responsibility for recruiting/hiring of personnel, procuring investments and market forecasting. They also contribute to the Company's sales/service efforts by writing itineraries, pricing group packages, conducting Pre-tour Meetings and act as Tour Managers. Curtis and Lorie are responsible for all business development and operational aspects of the Company. The Edwards reside in Clarksburg, WV with their son, Nicholas (6 years old) and attend First United Methodist Church. Curtis has two grown children (Dr. Christopher Edwards of Morgantown, WV and Mrs. Caryl Banks of Bowie, MD) and three grandchildren (Elizabeth & Chase Edwards and Dominick Banks).