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UK-based Harley tour company sets up across the Pond

H-C Travel of Hampshire has launched a US subsidiary to take on key operational elements of its Orange & Black Harley-Davidson-authorised motorcycle tours and rentals business.

H-C Travel was established in 1994 as a specialist motorcycle tour operator in the UK. Its Orange & Black brand offers Harley-Davidson authorised guided tours, self-guided tours and rentals in the USA.

H-C owner David Grist said: “Setting up a US base makes total commercial and professional sense for us, and our customers.”

The company has taken on Colorado-based Gary ‘Bear’ Fleshman as vice-president and chief operating officer.

Grist added: “I am delighted Gary has agreed to join us. Apart from being one the best tour guides on the planet, he brings unrivalled touring knowledge and incredible enthusiasm to the company.”

As well as providing access to the US touring market, it is hoped the subsidiary will bring added flexibility in the design and running of Orange & Black guided and self-guided tours, improved financial control and enhanced protection from the vagaries of a volatile exchange rate, and new opportunities to work with travel trade partners and motorcycle clubs worldwide.

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