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Alert: British Columbia wildfire update

July 11, 2017 / Headlines

NTA tour operator member Roland Neave of Kamloops, British Columbia-based Wells Gray Tours shared the following message with NTA regarding the severe wildfires burning across the province. Email if you need assistance with re-routing tours or current advice on the situation. DMO member Sandy Reid of Destination British Columbia also provided emergency resources for the […]

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Opportunity for You: China International Travel Mart

June 26, 2017 / Headlines

NTA is attending the China International Travel Mart (CITM), October 20–22, in Kunming, China. CITM is the largest travel trade show in Asia, comprising two B2B days and one consumer day. Given that U.S.-inbound travel from China reached over 3 million visitors in 2016, and that China was ranked No. 1 in terms of visitor […]

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U.S. travel industry rallies behind Brand USA

June 20, 2017 / Headlines

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. travel industry is rallying around Brand USA, after President Trump’s budget proposal eliminating funding for the agency charged with marketing the U.S. around the world. In a letter delivered to key congressional committees, NTA partnered with the U.S. Travel Association—along with more than 300 travel businesses, associations and DMOs—highlighted Brand USA’s new […]

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NTA inks tourism promotion pact with Guizhou Province

June 5, 2017 / Headlines

NTA continued its efforts to boost U.S. inbound Chinese leisure travel by officially signing an agreement with China’s Guizhou Provincial Tourism Development Committee. NTA President Pam Inman and China Market Services Director Lin Wang were in New York City June 2 to put pen to paper and begin the cooperation of tourism promotion of to […]

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IPW Tourism Leaders Help Keep National Mall Clean for Visitors

June 5, 2017 / Headlines

June 3, 2017—Washington DC— Tourism Cares and 70 delegates to U.S. Travel’s IPW—the travel industry’s premier international marketplace— today helped the National Park Service (NPS) keep the National Mall clean for visitors. “Washington DC is opening its doors to more than 6,300 travel professionals, who will generate $4.7 billion in Visit USA travel,” said IPW […]

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An end to Brand USA?

May 23, 2017 / Headlines

In a budget being delivered to Congress today, the Trump administration seeks to eliminate Brand USA, the destination marketing organization of the United States. Launched in 2011, Brand USA is funded by contributions from destinations and private-sectors organizations, and by fees collected from international visitors. Under the proposed budget, revenue from those fees would be […]

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Tuesday e-newsletter: April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017 / Headlines

Click here to read this week’s Tuesday e-newsletter.  

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Travel Professionals Give Back to Oakland

March 24, 2017 / Headlines

Tourism Cares kicked off Tourism Cares for Our Cities March 24 in Oakland, California, teaming volunteers with local partners to help improve the city experience for locals and visitors alike. “Tourism Cares highlights the impact of tourism as an economic driver for cities,” says Mark Everton, president and CEO of Visit Oakland. “Visitors spend $1.5B […]

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2017 NTA Award Winners

March 7, 2017 / Headlines

NTA presented six awards while in St. Louis for Travel Exchange ’17. We are so proud to have members as dedicated and accomplished as these: 2017 Volunteer of the Year Patti Culp, Alabama Travel Council 2017 Shining Star Travel Portland and Travel Oregon 2017 James D. Santini Tom Jaffa, CTP 2017 Bob Everidge Lifetime Achievement […]

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Tap a keg with the Anheuser-Busch brew master

February 24, 2017 / Headlines

If you’re a tour operator attending Travel Exchange ’17 in Explore St. Louis, be sure to drop your business card at the Anheuser-Busch booth for a chance to sit at their reserved table at the Thursday luncheon and join their brew master onstage to tap a keg.

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