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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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Travel+SocialGood expands vision and rebrands as Impact Travel Alliance

November 28, 2017 / Headlines

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 / Headlines

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 / 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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NTA President Pam Inman on proposed National Park Service fee increase

October 31, 2017 / Headlines

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 / Headlines

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 / 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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