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NTA Partners with UMS Ticketing

April 25, 2018 / New Releases

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The National Tour Association has welcomed UMS Ticketing powered by UMS Banking as a Corporate Partner, enabling NTA members to buy tickets to attractions, events and tours on a user-friendly, secure platform. UMS Ticketing powered by UMS Banking offers credit card processing with two ticketing platforms, TicketSocket and eTix. Each comes with […]

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NTA Members, Staff Earn Certified Tour Professional Designation

January 31, 2018 / New Releases

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (Jan. 30, 2018) —  The National Tour Association is proud to announce that eight NTA members and five NTA staff members earned the Certified Tour Professional designation in 2017. Established more than 30 years ago, NTA’s CTP was the first professional competency program in the packaged travel industry. Developed by and for packaged […]

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Inman issues statement on U.S. president’s proposed infrastructure boost

January 31, 2018 / New Releases

NTA President Pam Inman, CTP, CAE, IOM, issued the following statement regarding U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed plan for $1.5 trillion to help rebuild America’s decaying infrastructure. The president unveiled his intentions during the Jan. 30 State of the Union speech. “NTA is excited about the possibility of an infrastructure package, and we look forward […]

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NTA Names Fort Worth as 2019 Convention Site

January 25, 2018 / New Releases

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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Travel+SocialGood expands vision and rebrands as Impact Travel Alliance

November 28, 2017 / New Releases

NEW YORK — Committed to growing its inclusive community and expanding the travel industry’s impact, Travel+SocialGood, a nonprofit working in the global travel industry since 2013, changed its name to Impact Travel Alliance (ITA). The new name better reflects the organization’s long-term vision to affect the choices an average leisure or business traveler makes and […]

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Announcing the 2017 Hearts of Travel Awards

November 28, 2017 / New Releases

Norwood, MA—November 21, 2017— The Tourism Cares Board of Directors and the selection committee proudly announce five 2017 Hearts of Travel Awards honorees, recognizing excellence in travel corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Legacy in Travel Philanthropy Award Delta Air Lines for the large company category, with G Adventures and Planeterra, and Collette sharing the standard category […]

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Courier names the 2018 Distinguished Dozen

November 27, 2017 / New Releases

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 President Pam Inman on proposed National Park Service fee increase

October 31, 2017 / New Releases

The National Tour Association and our tour operators have consistently advocated for more funding of America’s national parks. We recognize that additional fees are needed to preserve our natural and culture treasures. While NTA applauds the National Park Service’s proposal to standardize commercial use authorization requirements, NTA has two significant concerns with the recent announcement by […]

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NTA Enters New Partnership with U.S. Travel’s Experience Network

September 12, 2017 / New Releases

WASHINGTON (Sept. 12, 2017)—U.S. Travel Association’s Experience Network and the National Tour Association have entered a strategic partnership to provide valuable educational opportunities to its members. The U.S. Travel Experience Network will showcase cutting-edge educational content at NTA’s Travel Exchange on Dec. 16. The association’s annual convention will take place in San Antonio, Texas, Dec. […]

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NTA’s Contact: Coming Back Strong

August 17, 2017 / New Releases

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2017) — The National Tour Association gave Contact, its annual tour operator retreat, the year off in 2017, but the event is back on the NTA calendar for 2018, as well as in 2019 and 2020. “Contact is an enormously popular event—it’s intimate yet loaded with valuable networking and great education—but […]

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