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Update on Anchorage

December 4, 2018 / Headlines

Anchorage is cleaning up after an earthquake struck the city the morning of Nov. 30. Though there’s work to be done in terms of personal property, public infrastructure across the city is in relatively good shape, given the circumstances. The Anchorage International Airport resumed normal operations Friday, just hours after the quake. Travelers should check […]

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NTA honors its stars: Rising, shining and all-time

November 20, 2018 / Headlines

National Tour Association members applauded the achievements and contributions of members and friends during Travel Exchange, held Nov. 4 through 8 in Milwaukee. Some 1,000 packaged-travel travel professionals gathered for NTA’s annual convention, and at luncheons throughout the week, the following awards and honors were announced: Bob Everidge Lifetime Achievement Award | Bruce Beckham, past […]

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U.S ends the 80/20 rule for tipped employees

November 13, 2018 / Headlines

By Robert E. Maclin III The U.S. Department of Labor has undone the “tip credit provision,” what has colloquially been called the 80/20 rule. On Nov. 7, 2018, the department issued an advisory opinion letter (FLSA 2018–17) that amends previous guidance regarding the tip credit provision, which addressed the payment of minimum wage and applies […]

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Courier Names 2019 Distinguished Dozen

November 7, 2018 / Headlines

MILWAUKEE (Nov. 7, 2018) — Courier, the official magazine of the National Tour Association, announced the winners of its 2019 Distinguished Dozen awards yesterday during a luncheon at NTA’s annual convention, Travel Exchange. NTA tour operators voted for destinations and tour suppliers in 12 categories, and the top vote-getters earned Courier’s gold, silver and bronze […]

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Travel Exchange ’18 luncheon entertainment

October 30, 2018 / Headlines

TREX attendees are in for a treat with top-notch entertainment planned for all meal functions. Make sure to attend these events for your daily dose of WOW! Opening Ceremony Sponsored by Visit Clarksville Country musician Lee Greenwood will perform his greatest hits with an energetic performance to start your week. NYC Center Stage Luncheon Sponsored […]

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Open my world: Who’s who at TREX18

October 23, 2018 / Headlines

This week in “Open my world,” we visit three NTA Travel Exchange sponsors: Discover Klamath, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and St. Augustine, Point Vedra and the Beaches CVB. These partners—and so many more—are promoting their product at Travel Exchange ’18, Nov. 4–8. Connect with them in Milwaukee! Discover Klamath Klamath Falls, Oregon […]

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Open my world: Who’s who at TREX18

October 12, 2018 / Headlines

This week in “Open my world,” we visit three NTA-member hotels: The Mob Museum, The Museum of Flight, and the National World War II Museum. These partners—and so many more—are promoting their product at Travel Exchange ’18, Nov. 4–8. Connect with them in Milwaukee! The Mob Museum Las Vegas, Nevada Attending TREX18: Sabine Von Henning […]

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Tuesday e-newsletter: Oct. 9, 2019

October 10, 2018 / Headlines

Click here to read this week’s Tuesday e-newsletter. Featuring… Engage in this new NTA online community The results are in: Travel Exchange Assessment Executive Summary NTA video: Get the buzz on BIZnet NTA webinar: Know Before You Go

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Engage in this new NTA online community

October 9, 2018 / Headlines

NTA’s new online resource can best be described by its name: Engage. Set to launch Nov. 5 during the opening ceremony at Travel Exchange ’18 in Milwaukee, Engage is an online community platform that allows NTA members to share information, pitch product, discuss best practices, fill tours and troubleshoot challenges. The platform’s potential is enormous, […]

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Open my world: Who’s who at TREX18

October 9, 2018 / Headlines

This week in “Open my world,” we visit three different U.S. destinations and attractions. Tour a coal mine; visit “America’s Entertainment Destination”, and experience the excitement of The Kentucky Derby year-round. These partners—and so many more—are promoting their product at Travel Exchange ’18, Nov. 4–8. Connect with them in Milwaukee! Campbell County CVB Gillette, Wyoming […]

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