James A. Dalton, CTC
President and CEO
James A. Dalton has enjoyed a career in travel management that started in 1968 by escorting student tours throughout Europe. He has owned American International Travel and Tours (Denver) since 1978, as well as American International Travel (Grand Junction), HeatherRidge Travel (Denver), and Gateway Travel (Arvada) through intervening years.
Jim received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Southern Illinois University in 1960 and his Master of Music Education from the University of Colorado in 1967. In addition, he holds a post graduate certificate from the University of Denver and has completed post graduate work at a number of other colleges and universities. He received his Certified Travel Consultant (CTC) designation in 1984.
In addition to travel company management expertise, he served as a high school choral director at Wheat Ridge High School from 1965 through 1994. Jim has traveled extensively throughout the world during his career, having visited nearly one hundred countries, and has enjoyed more than one hundred cruises--serving as tour host and escort for most of these travel experiences.
Douglas L. Dalton
Vice President of Sales
Doug Dalton has been associated with American International Travel and Tours for over 30 years. He retired in 2014 after a thirty-year career in Music Education as school instrumental music director in the Aurora Schools, Smoky Hill High School, Chatfield Sr. High School and Green Mountain High School. He also served as the Music Curriculum Coordinator for the Jefferson County School District and has taught music education classes at the University of Denver.
Doug received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado and his Master of Arts degree from Colorado Christian University. He has served as president of the Colorado Bandmasters Association, the Music Association of Jefferson County as well as a district representative for the Colorado Music Educators Association. He has traveled and performed with his groups throughout the country and is in demand as a clinician for marching bands, concert bands and jazz bands.
He has traveled extensively with groups both domestically and internationally.
Coral Lynne - Arnold
Coral Lynne Arnold has worked in the travel industry for over 25 years. Her experience includes group travel planning for both schools and adults. During her career, Coral has enjoyed escorting scores of groups both domestically and internationally.
"Working with Jim Dalton and his team has been a delight. The professionalism and great customer care cannot be beat. If you are looking for great travel support...this is the perfect place!"
-Cynthia James, Bestselling Author and Pilgrimage Leader
"Grandview Performing Arts has traveled with American International Travel for more than a decade. Their travel and performing experience for the students is excellent--the service is tremendous and the value can't be beat. Our students have memories for a lifetime thanks to our tours with American International Travel and Tours."
-Keith Farmer, Director of Bands, Grandview High School
"I want to thank you for the great tour you provided for the Front Range Youth Symphony. Considering we were in Orlando on a day that was declared a state of emergency due to a tropical storm, everything went amazingly smoothly and much credit needs to be given to the on-site tour coordinator who could make the adjustments as needed. Everyone on the tour commented on the great time they had and what a worthwhile educational experience it was .
-Keith Ewer, Musical Director, Arvada Center