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Call for nominations: 2023 NTA Board of Directors

The NTA Nominating Committee is now accepting applications from tour operators, tour suppliers and destination marketing organization representatives interested in serving on the 2023 NTA Board of Directors. Please contact Jennifer Royse to receive the application and more details.  Applications are due Tuesday, August 23, 5 p.m. ET.

NTA’s election process ensures a strong board leadership for its future. Here’s the step-by-step process for nominations and elections:

  1. A call for nominations is issued in Tuesday. Contact Jennifer Royse  for one of these open positions:
    • One tour supplier position (three-year term)
    • Two DMO positions (one will serve a one-year term on the Executive Committee; the other position will serve a three-year term)
    • NTA secretary (must have served at least one year on the board)
    • NTA Vice Chair (must have served at least two years on the board)
  1. The Nominating Committee will vet all applications and conduct interviews with applicants.
  2. The Nominating Committee will then nominate one candidate per position for the board slate, being mindful of qualifications and business type.
  3. Once the slate of candidates is announced in September, members who were not nominated can complete an application by Sept. 28 to run from the floor and be placed on the ballot.
  4. When elections open in October, members will receive a ballot and can vote on each position individually, including candidates from the floor. Operators will vote for operator candidates and officers, suppliers for supplier candidates, and DMOs for DMO candidates.
  5. A virtual Annual Business Meeting will be held Nov. 3 where members can meet the candidates, and voting will close at 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 3.

The 2023 NTA Board will be introduced during Travel Exchange.

If you’d like to find out more about NTA Policy Governance and board member roles and responsibilities, please click here.

  • 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