Our History

Taylor Tours was founded in 1980 by Clifford and June Taylor. Upon Cliff’s death in 2001, a close friend and associate, Jim Ashby, purchased Taylor Tours. In his tenure, he continued its growth and excellence in student travel. Upon Jim’s retirement in September 2013, my wife, Natalie (Cliff and June’s daughter), and I bought the company, bringing it full circle.

Taylor Tours is proud to be a member in good standing of the National Tour Association, SYTA (Student-Youth Travel Association), and the American Bus Association. Membership in these organizations requires nothing less than the highest principles and morals, and Taylor Tours is honored to uphold and support these values.

Bryan and Natalie (Taylor) Gentry

The majority of Taylor Tours escorts, including the vice-president, are former educators. This incredible experience gives Taylor Tours a complete understanding of the tour needs of students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

The satisfaction of watching young adults as they experience new places for the first time, laughing and learning along the way, is extremely rewarding to me. I am pleased that our entire staff of escorts shares this passion and interest in our young people. Natalie and I are committed to continuing the legacy started by her parents so many years ago. Taylor Tours has an outstanding reputation of providing the highest quality trips, and we are honored to have so many long-term and repeat customers.

We look forward to making “Memories of a Lifetime” for you and your students.

Bryan S. Gentry
President, Taylor Tours


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