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NTA’s Contact: Coming Back Strong

August 17, 2017 / Headlines

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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NTA Enters into Strategic Partnership with Indian Association of Tour Operators

July 7, 2017 / Headlines

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 6, 2017) — The National Tour Association is partnering with the Indian Association of Tour Operators to collaborate on opportunities beneficial to both groups. As part of the agreement, the organizations will provide exhibit space at their respective shows, develop educational programming and offer discounted membership fees. Established in 1982, IATO has […]

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Tour operator registration spikes for NTA’s Travel Exchange

June 27, 2017 / Headlines

National Tour Association eyes higher attendance, more appointment-takers for December convention LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 27, 2017) — The National Tour Association is seeing significant growth in its tour operator base participating at Travel Exchange ’17 in San Antonio this December. Operator registration for the industry’s premier event that connects buyers and sellers of packaged travel […]

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NTA’s Inman Honored as Outstanding Leader

June 23, 2017 / Headlines

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 23, 2017) — NTA President Pam Inman was named an “Outstanding Woman in Travel Leadership” by Women in Travel and Tourism International at a June 2 luncheon in Washington, D.C. The WITTI awards program is the first of its kind, and Inman is among the first group of honorees. “It’s important to […]

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NTA reacts to proposed changes in Cuba policy

June 18, 2017 / Headlines

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 16, 2017) — The National Tour Association responded to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision, announced today, to change the policy affecting the parameters under which U.S. citizens are able to travel to Cuba. President Trump’s signed directive will cancel the Obama administration’s move to ease sanctions on Cuba, but there will be […]

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NTA statement regarding Brand USA

May 24, 2017 / Headlines

Lexington, Ky. (May 23, 2017) – The National Tour Association released the following statement from its president, Pam Inman, regarding U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget and the possible elimination of Brand USA. “The federal budget for fiscal year 2018 proposed by the White House includes the elimination of Brand USA. This action would not only […]

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DMAI and NTA Enter into Strategic Partnership

May 3, 2017 / Headlines

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 3, 2017) – Destination Marketing Association International and the National Tour Association have finalized a strategic partnership that focuses on creating educational opportunities and benefits that are valuable to members of both organizations. Additionally, NTA is launching its DMO Network, which is an idea-sharing initiative that allows destination members to come together […]

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NTA names two new corporate partners

April 3, 2017 / Headlines

AvisBudget and Rezgo to offer discounts on respective services LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 3, 2017) — The National Tour Association has joined with two new Corporate Partners, AvisBudget and Rezgo, to offer members discounts on valuable services. AvisBudget, which represents two of the world’s best-known car rental brands, is extending a 25 percent discount off base […]

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Jaffa Receives NTA Santini Award

March 22, 2017 / Headlines

Owners Network Reaches 100% Participation in Advocacy Fund LEXINGTON, Ky. (Mar. 8, 2017) — Thomas E. Jaffa, CTP, was honored with the National Tour Association’s James D. Santini Award in St. Louis last week at the Government Relations Breakfast Bistro during Travel Exchange, NTA’s annual convention. Jaffa, owner of Seattle-based Jaffa Travel & Receptive Services, […]

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NTA names its top young professionals and Distinguished Dozen

March 22, 2017 / Headlines

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 9, 2017) — The National Tour Association recognized two groups of outstanding members in St. Louis last week during Travel Exchange, the organization’s annual convention. Honored at a luncheon on March 2 was the inaugural class of NTA’s Top 5 Young Professionals. And at a luncheon earlier in the week, NTA President […]

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