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NTA to take TREX online in November

May 27, 2020 / Headlines

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 27, 2020) — Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And for National Tour Association members, there’s a will to connect, but with many budgets cut to the bone, business travel has been all but eliminated. There’s still a way, though, in 2020: The association’s signature event, Travel Exchange, will be conducted […]

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Tour operators predict timing of travel’s return

May 19, 2020 / Headlines

Despite sidelined trips and postponed departures, NTA tour operators are still interacting with clients. And last week, in the NTA Traveler Sentiment and Demand survey, operators reported details of what they’re hearing and predicting. “NTA operators are working with their clients to reschedule canceled tours and to discuss new ones, and this survey includes responses […]

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NTA COVID-19 survey results show depth of economic impact

April 10, 2020 / Headlines

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 10, 2020) — A survey of NTA members conducted last week reflects the significant negative economic impact the travel industry is experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. “In February, we were forecasting record profits, with 95% of it coming from March to October,” said Paul Larsen, president of Ed-Ventures, an […]

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NTA hails federal relief package for U.S. workers and companies

March 26, 2020 / Headlines

Lexington, Ky. (March 26, 2020) — NTA applauds the passage in the U.S. Senate of a massive economic relief package that includes enhanced benefits to unemployed workers and ramped-up loan programs for companies that are impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Following a unanimous Senate vote Wednesday night, the House of Representatives will take up the […]

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Travel Leaders Meet to Address COVID-19

March 19, 2020 / Headlines

Eleven association leaders hold unprecedented meeting, seek to safeguard members’ businesses Washington, D.C. (March 19, 2020) — With the travel and tourism industry trending to be one of the nation’s industries hit hardest by COVID-19, a group of leaders from 11 travel and tourism associations convened in person and by phone in Washington, D.C. on […]

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NTA COVID-19 survey: Some cancellations, a lot of wait and see

March 10, 2020 / Headlines

With many of the concerns about coronavirus focused on travel, tourism professionals are keeping a wary eye on the spread of COVID-19. In a survey conducted last week by the National Tour Association, more than 200 of its members reported on the impact of the coronavirus to their business. Of the 104 responses from tour […]

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New leaders step up for NTA

January 6, 2020 / Headlines

Entering a new year, NTA members also have two new leaders: Catherine Prather, CTP, stepped into the role of NTA president on Jan. 1, and Jim Warren, CTP, of Anderson Vacations became board chair at Travel Exchange ’19 last month in Fort Worth, Texas. Prather, who has worked at NTA Headquarters since 1994, previously served […]

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NTA announces 2020 board officers and directors

December 17, 2019 / Headlines

Following an election that concluded at Travel Exchange last week in Fort Worth, Texas, the board of directors of the National Tour Association was introduced there to NTA members. The board is composed of newly elected directors plus those who continue to serve terms started in previous years. Jim Warren, Anderson Vacations, ascends to the […]

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NTA to welcome ITMI’s tour directors to Travel Exchange

October 23, 2019 / Headlines

Job-seekers will interview with tour companies at the show, starting in 2020. LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 23, 2019) — The National Tour Association is adding a new facet—and new faces—to its annual conference. Starting in 2020, NTA’s Travel Exchange will include graduates of the International Tour Management Institute, who are trained and certified as tour directors […]

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Tourism Cares convenes travel industry professionals around the UN Sustainable Development Goals

October 18, 2019 / Headlines

Tourism Cares and NYC & Company host Inspiration Exchange to partner around education and Tourism Ready NEW YORK, New York – October 17, 2019 – Tourism Cares unites 100 travel professionals for their Tourism Cares Inspiration Exchange (TCiX) event at The Apollo Theater in Harlem for conversation, education and in-community visits, incorporating the UN Sustainable […]

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