Eagle Travel of the Ozarks was founded in 1994 by Stephen D. Presley, a graduate of the United States Military Academy, after a twenty-year career in the Army. His international travels and worldwide network of military contacts provided a natural career transition to the travel industry.
Eagle Travel began as a leisure travel agency with an individual ticket sales office for Branson-area shows known as Ticket Express. An active advocate for military veteran affairs and activities, Steve served as a charter member of the Board of Directors for the Branson Veterans Task Force dedicated to making Branson the year-round home for veterans and their families.
As Branson has emerged as a major center for veterans’ activities, Eagle Travel is positioned to provide the finest accommodations, food and
entertainment for veterans choosing Branson as their travel destination.
In 2004, Steve co-founded the not-for-profit Operation Homecoming USA hosting the first national homecoming for Vietnam veterans. Welcome Home…America’s Tribute to Vietnam Veterans was held in Branson June 13-19, 2005. This seven-day event was attended by 35,000 veterans, families and friends and featured a parade, fishing and golf tournaments, demonstrations and rides on Vietnam-era aircraft, and a grand finale with 12 superstar entertainment acts from the 1960s and early 1970s.
Today Eagle Travel of the Ozarks provides:
•Organizational reunions, conventions and conferences.
•Worldwide air, land and sea travel tours for groups and individuals.
•Branson shows, lodging and entertainment packages for group and individual travel.
•Large event planning for veterans.