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Personalized group travel that will change how you see the world.
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Experience unparalleled.

60+

Years of refining bespoke travel experiences and local connections

45+

Flexible itineraries and preferred access to countless experiences

100+

Multilingual travel experts with in-depth local knowledge

A look at our legacy.

Looking back at how much we’ve accomplished over the last 60 years makes us even more excited about the future. Scroll through our timeline to see where AHI excellence began.

1962

Richard and Arlene Small open Studentaire Travel, a company solely focused on travel for college students.

1964

Launched Alumni Holidays with a focus on serving the university alumni association market to connect graduates back to their alma maters—the first company to focus on this market.

1965

All travel now operated under the name Alumni Holidays.

1967

Alumni Holidays operates their first trip to Europe.

1968

Alumni Holidays operates a chartered aircraft to the 1968 Rose Bowl to Indiana University, the largest civilian air movement ever.

1974

Alumni Holidays operates their first programs to Asia on back-to-back charters.

1975

Egypt and Nile river cruises begin.

1979

China trips begin.

1982

AHI Incentives launch, targeting the U.S. Incentive Travel market.

1984

AHI incorporates under the name AHI International Corporation.

1985

AHI expands into Canada.

1986

The first overnight passenger ship on France’s Rhone and Saone rivers is launched.

1989

The first overnight passenger ship on France’s Seine River and the first-ever river cruise on Russia’s Neva River are launched.

1993

The Alumni Campus Abroad (ACA) concept begins, featuring inclusive air, excursions, meals, seminars, and more.

2000

Richard and Arlene Small retire. AHI is now managed by sons Joseph, Brian, and Rick Small.

2001

AHI launches its first website, which was fully bookable and features co-branded websites for clients. Begins operating programs to Cuba.

2003

Launches—first-ever cruises for Americans between St. Petersburg and Moscow; and a long-standing relationship with the Eastern and Orient Express, operating luxury journeys in Old World style between Bangkok, Thailand and Singapore.

2011

Launches Art of Living to extended stay three and four week programs featuring aparthotel accommodations and learning tracks, including language, art, cuisine and other cultural learning opportunities. The first program operated in Cuenca, Ecuador.

2012

Listening devices added for all excursions allow for clear hearing and free movement of travelers.

2014

Added “Art of Living in Provence” in the town of Aix and “Art of Living in Tuscany” in Florence, Italy.

2016

AHI expands into Great Britain, operating first trip with Oxford University.

2020+

Continue to innovate while providing transformative experiences to educated travelers.