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Faith Travel Association Announces Product Development Trip

May 15, 2018 / Headlines

We are excited to announce the first-ever Faith Travel Association (FTA) Product Development Trip!  Please mark your calendar and SAVE THE DATE for this trip because you do not want to miss it. This PDT will consist of two parts: an international trip to England and a domestic trip to Massachusetts. You can participate in […]

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In Regard to Discovery Tours

May 4, 2018 / Headlines

The National Tour Association has learned that Discovery Tours, a Mayfield Village, Ohio-based NTA member since 2007, has abruptly canceled pre-paid school trips affecting at least six school districts in the state. The association is saddened to hear that a number of these students and chaperones will not be experiencing the program they anticipated and […]

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NPS reveals new entrance fees, CUA proposal

April 24, 2018 / Headlines

The U.S. National Park Service announced April 12 that it would apply a $5 increase to all parks currently collecting entrance fees. It also recently shared revised plans to Commercial Use Authorization fees and requirements for motorcoach groups traveling to national parks, which will be implemented Oct. 1, 2019. Click here to review the NPS […]

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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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