Established in 1975, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment and is dedicated to promote the cruise travel experience. - See more at:

Africa Travel Association 

The Africa Travel Association was established as an international travel industry trade association in 1975 to promotetravel and tourism to and within Africa, and to strengthen intra-Africa partnerships. As one of the world’s premier travel industry trade association, ATA helps promotetourism to Africa and provides services to a broad rangeincluding tourists, tourismboards, airlines, hoteliers, travel agents, tour operators, traveltrade media, and more.


​instilling confidence, LLC is an innovative network of professionals that celebrates highly driven travel agencies by supporting them with the tools to help them grow and inspire.

As the largest travel services marketing organization in North America, fosters a passionate community of independent retail travel agencies, multi-branch offices and host agencies across the U.S. and Canada.

Africa Travel & Tourism Association

Africa Travel & Tourism Association is one of the most reputable trade associations for the Africa travel industry. Its membership covers all sections of the tourism industry. Members are drawn from those who supply products in Africa including hotels, lodges, camps, airlines and ground operators to those who service the market throughout the world including tour operators, travel agents, representation companies, tourist boards and all sections of the media

National Tour Association

The National Tour Association is a trade organization of thousands of tourism professionals involved in the growth and development of the packaged travel industry. The mark of NTA is one that members wear proudly. The association's rich history and high standards make NTA members an elite group of industry leaders.

At Lark Tours we know the importance of trust, especially in our industry. We are fully aware of the fact that the travel industry as a whole is fraught with scammers, con artists, and fly-by-night shops, all with the sole intention of taking your money. In addition to our testimonials from previous clients, we want to provide you with the following information in order to help instill confidence and give you peace of mind.

Lark Tours is a USA licensed and incorporated company, registered in Raleigh, North Carolina. Our incorporation status can be verified with the North Carolina Secretary of State and all appropriate licensing can be verified with the City of Raleigh. We think this is especially important because it means that we are held accountable to US laws and regulations, in the event that something goes wrong. In contrast, working with companies based overseas means that that you will have very little recourse if something does go wrong. Furthermore, we carry full tour operator professional and general liability insurance. Given the above-mentioned problems in our industry, qualifying for and receiving this insurance is no small feat. This is an absolute must for any tour operator.

Finally, we are members of four prestigious travel associations. Each of these associations has stringent guidelines for acceptance, screening processes, and high ongoing standards for existing members. This means that only reputable tour operators and travel companies are able to be a part of these organizations. It is best to deal with a company who is a member of one of these organizations or else another reputable group.

We are members of the following organizations:

Company Background

Since our start in 2005, we have been bringing fresh energy to the world of travel with our innovative approach. Read more 


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​Lark Defined:

​lark|lärk| noun: something done for fun; an adventure or escapade