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Tom “Bulldog” Jaffa GR Silent Auction at Contact April 18-21 in Charleston

March 13, 2018 / Headlines

What can you donate to the new Tom “Bulldog” Jaffa Government Relations Silent Auction at Contact ’18 in Charleston, South Carolina? All proceeds go directly to our Government Issues Fund, which allows NTA to advocate for you with policymakers. Your item should have a minimum retail value of $250, and bids will begin at 25% […]

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Charleston Receipts

February 21, 2018 / Headlines

Charleston Receipts was first published in 1950 and is the oldest Junior League cookbook still in print. It contains 750 recipes, Gullah verses, and sketches by Charleston artists. This classic cookbook is a must-have for any collector! Inducted into the McIlhenny Hall of Fame, an award given for book sales that exceed 100,000 copies. Sign […]

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NTA Names Fort Worth as 2019 Convention Site

January 25, 2018 / Headlines

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (Jan. 25, 2018) — The National Tour Association will return to Texas in 2019 to hold its annual convention, Travel Exchange. NTA recently completed a successful 2017 convention in San Antonio, Texas, where tour operators, destination representatives and tour suppliers from across the United States and 30 countries worldwide met for five days […]

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Statement from NPS tourism program manager

January 19, 2018 / Headlines

This update was provided by Donald Leadbetter, U.S. National Park Service tourism program manager, regarding the potential government shutdown. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. Dear colleague, While we fully expect the government to remain open, in the event of a shutdown national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still […]

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NTA award winners recognized at Travel Exchange ’17 in San Antonio

December 18, 2017 / Headlines

NTA presented four awards while in San Antonio for Travel Exchange ’17. We are so proud to have members as dedicated and accomplished as these: Volunteer of the Year Renee Eichelberger, Explore St. Louis Shining Star Bob Hofmann, Broadway Inbound Top 5 Young Professionals (Left to right) Stephanie Dilling, Wells Gray Tours; Roger Dudley, Experience […]

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Travel Exchange airport shuttle info

December 13, 2017 / Headlines

The complimentary shuttle service will run on BOTH Wednesday, Dec. 13 and Thursday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., sponsored by Gray Line of San Antonio & Austin. When you arrive at San Antonio International Airport, Gray Line of San Antonio staff will be waiting for you in the baggage claim areas (lower level) […]

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Courier names the 2018 Distinguished Dozen

November 27, 2017 / Headlines

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 28, 2017) — Courier, the official magazine of the National Tour Association, has announced the winners of its 2018 Distinguished Dozen awards. Tour operators voted for NTA-member destinations and tour suppliers to determine gold, silver and bronze awards in 12 categories. “NTA tour operators work with DMOs and suppliers to create unique […]

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NTA HQ Thanksgiving office hours

November 20, 2017 / Headlines

NTA Headquarters will close this Wednesday, Nov. 22 at noon ET so staff may spend Thanksgiving at home. We’ll reopen Monday, Nov. 27 at 8 a.m. ET. We hope you all enjoy the holiday weekend with your loved ones.  

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REAL ID implementation: What you need to know

November 20, 2017 / Headlines

Questions continue to be raised regarding REAL ID implementation. With the deadline fast approaching, we wanted to provide you with some helpful information regarding state compliance deadlines, extension dates, and acceptable forms of identification. Jan. 22, 2018: For U.S. passengers with a driver’s license from a state that is REAL ID noncompliant and has no […]

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NTA, industry coalition letter to Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke on proposed NPS fee hikes

November 13, 2017 / Headlines

Secretary Ryan Zinke U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20240 Dear Secretary Zinke: The travel and tourism industry, which includes a range of organizations that represent the business interests of commercial tour operators and motorcoach travel, is concerned about the U.S. National Park Service’s recent proposal to increase fee schedules, […]

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