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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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NPS releases latest info on new fees, requirements

August 9, 2019 / Headlines

The National Park Service has released more information about changes that will affect tour operators starting this fall. For more than a year, NTA has worked in concert with other tour and motorcoach associations to gather detailed information from NPS in regard to its new policies for commercial use authorizations—as well as the new entrance […]

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Reenvisioning Travel Exchange

July 16, 2019 / Headlines

The story behind the rebirth of a 58-year-old convention by Bob Rouse When change came knocking at National Tour Association headquarters, the staff held the door wide open. Travel Exchange, NTA’s keystone event, needed a makeover—even if it required a lot of work. “We knew we were looking at long meetings and a million details, […]

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Trump administration halts cruises, people-to-people travel to Cuba

June 5, 2019 / Headlines

On June 4, 2019, the United States Department of Treasury issued amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations that will remove a travel authorization for people-to-people educational travel to Cuba. Educational travel is still one of the 12 categories of authorized travel to Cuba, but “group people-to-people educational travel” to the island has been removed. […]

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