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Need a few reminders as you make your final preparations before heading to St. Louis? TREXpress is NTA’s monthly newsletter, focusing on all things TREX17. You can find it in your inbox or right here.

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Can you believe we’ll all be reunited in just 24 short days? This is the first edition of your final TREX17 news and updates, so look for vol. 2 next week.

In the mean time, take note of these important dates:

  • Feb. 7: Housing deadline.
  • Feb. 14: Appointment schedules posted on and  Direct Request available through the appointment request system.
  • Feb. 24: Direct Request closes.

Register for TREX17 | Reserve housing


Chef MattWhat’s Cookin’?

There’s a new chef in town at the America’s Center in St. Louis, where we’ll gather for TREX17.

He’ll be fixin’ up our meals, so let’s get to know the man beneath the chef’s hat. Click below to read out Q&A with Chef Matthew Walbaum.

Bon appetit



5yp-meet-up-webYP Meet-up

Attention young folk: Our NTA Young Professionals Meet-up at TREX17 will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6:30–8 p.m. at the Marriott Grand Bar.

Enjoy the cash bar as you make connections with our young professional members from all corners of the world.



2courier-webAs seen in Courier

Your first issue of Courier in 2017 brings you everything you need to know about Travel Exchange ’17 before you head to St. Louis.

View the schedule at a glance, learn how to maximize your appointments and meet your ambassadors all in one issue.

This is a great TREX17 resource to read now and refer to again later.



Lend a hand…

And make some friends as a TREX17 volunteer. Whether you’re a convention veteran or a first-time attendee, we need your help! Volunteering is a great opportunity to network with other delegates and be part of the working team.

Click here to read about the TREX17 volunteer opportunities and sign up.




Power HourPower Hour

The Crackerbarrel sessions have a new name and format. This year they’re called Power Hours.

Many NTA member-organizations face the same challenges. Join your colleagues for a discussion to gain insights, share concepts for collaboration and brainstorm ways to grow your business.

Got a topic you’d like on the agenda? Complete this form to submit your topic for discussion.



BroadwayNYC Center Stage

Broadway is the beating heart of New York City, and it’s being brought straight to you at Monday’s NYC Center Stage Luncheon, 12:15-1:45 p.m.

Sit back, relax and enjoy…

  • Cats
  • Chicago
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Waitress
  • NTA has provided us the research and atmosphere to brainstorm new ways of doing things and fresh additions to trips, which has led to successful business development. Rachel Ranck, WorldStrides, NTA member since 1985
  • What NTA does is provide the right buyers. They provide the right people who make decisions. This is what makes this organization one I can’t afford to take off my list. John Stachnik CTP, Mayflower Tours, NTA member since 1979
  • I came to NTA to build a business, and that’s exactly what it did for us, as sales came in. For me, it’s the only outlet for new ideas. Matthew Squire, Select Travel Service (UK), NTA member since 2002
  • NTA membership and our attendance at the convention have provided us with more clients, more business relationships and more ideas. We are proud to belong to NTA. Daniele Panzarin, Target Travel (Italy), NTA member since 2007
  • The No. 1 member benefit of NTA has to be all the great professional and personal connections we’ve made over the past decade. Taunya Wolfe Finn, CTP, Wolfe Adventures & Tours, NTA member since 2005
  • We have not found a more reliable, more profitable or more consistent tourism venue in which to acquire new business than NTA. Diane Hohnstein, Hospitality Management Services, NTA member since 1999
  • I believe attending the NTA conferences allow me to create valuable relationships and work together with U.S. operators in creating great Scotland product. Maggie Anderson, VisitScotland, NTA member since 2003
  • NTA events provide us with beneficial networking with many top tour operators. It’s national and international in scope providing a global perspective. Tim and Elaine Moulder, Brilliant Edventures, NTA member since 2015