New York City

Who We Are

Richmond Tours, established in 1982,  is an individually-owned and operated student travel company that was created in New York City by the owner, Frank Petruzzi.

During his college years, Frank started organizing and promoting ski trips for organizations in his college so he could be able to attend these trips for free since he wasn’t able to afford a trip on his own. Even after graduating from college with an accounting degree, he found that being a tour operator was his pull and made it into his life’s work.

Today, Frank has created the largest student travel company on the east coast and has gathered a team of student travel specialists with over 60 years of combined experience. Recently, his oldest son Anthony has joined the team and is looking to accelerate the company’s success. 


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Frank Petruzzi

President and Owner

”I've figured out that life in general is a team effort; it's a team game.” -Joe Namath

Anthony Petruzzi

Vice President

”That’s my only goal.  Surround myself with funny people, and make sure everyone has a good time and works hard.” -Joe Rogan.

Michaelangelo Petruzzi


”No such thing as a life that’s better than yours, no such thing – no such thing…”- J. Cole

Brenda Avallone

Senior Manager

”People will come and go in life, but the person in the mirror will be there forever: So be good to yourself.” -Unknown

Mike Pacheco

Public Relations Specialist

”Laughter is the best pacifier.” - Mike Pacheco

Vanessa Light

Senior Sales Representative

”Dance like there’s nobody watching. Love like you’ll never be hurt. Sing like there’s nobody listening. Live like it's heaven on earth.” -William Purkey

Vicky Degidio

Executive Assistant

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” - Dolly Parton

Gilda Fico

Administrative Assistant

”Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible” -Francis of Assisi


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