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Visit U.S. Coalition Applauds Congressional Action to Establish the Secure Travel Partnership by Renaming the Visa Waiver Program

April 9, 2019 / Headlines

The Secure Travel Partnership accurately reflects the programs security, traveler benefits Washington – Today, the Visit U.S. Coalition applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation that renames the Visa Waiver Program, rebranding it as the Secure Travel Partnership. This change better reflects the program’s security standards and traveler benefits. “Rebranding the program as the Secure Travel […]

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Tuesday e-newsletter: April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019 / Headlines

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

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Get in front of the China market with NTA at ITB

March 7, 2019 / Headlines

NTA will attend the ITB China event, May 15–17, 2019 in Shanghai, China.  China is the fastest-growing source of travel into the United States, increasing from 320,000 visitors in 2006 to a projected 4.5 million in 2019. And by 2021, China is projected by the U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office to become the third-largest inbound […]

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Get in front of the China market with NTA at COTTM

January 28, 2019 / Headlines

NTA is attending the China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market (COTTM) event in Beijing, China, April 15-17, and we’ve organized a pavilion representing North American travel trade. COTTM is regarded as the industry’s most important platform and remains the only business to business event that focuses purely on the burgeoning Chinese outbound market. The NTA […]

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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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