Settele has been in the travel business all of his life. First
starting with Pan American in New York Headquarters in various
positions from Sales Representative and Reservations Manager Agency
Sales. He also spent many years with Amtrak building the first
computerized Reservations Center in the West Coast and as District
his time with Pan American he traveled throughout the world visiting
Asia, South America, Europe, and North Africa. Later he had the
opportunity to see and visit most of the United States missing
only 8 States in the USA.
retired from Amtrak since 1994 he escorted tours with UTS to Central
Asia, Cuba and has escorted groups as large as 104 participants
to New Zealand. The challenge of such a large group is not something
he now would look forward in doing alone anymore.
was born in Germany and moved to Canada in 1958 and came to the
USA in 1962. He has served in the US Army in 1963 -64 stationed
in Germany as a Ski patrol leader. His assignments included working
with city officials settling claims against the US for damages
done to properties during military exercises, and was attached
to the 8th Infantry military band in Bad Kreuznach Germany. He
is fluent in German and does have some knowledge in French and
looks forward to meet you soon on one of our tours.