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Product Development Trips

Want to expand your destination options but don’t know where to begin? Start by going there! NTA’s product development trips help tour operators experience a destination so that they know exactly how to package and sell the product. In addition, these educational trips provide operators with an opportunity to personally meet with local suppliers for the purpose of developing, enriching and expanding their overall offerings.

Destinations and suppliers, host our next PDT to highlight what’s new in your area and market your product through personal experience.

2018 Faith Travel Association PDT

We are excited to announce the inaugural Faith Travel Association Product Development Trip. There'll be two parts to FTA's 2018 PDT: A trip to England (Sept. 3-9) and a visit to Massachusetts (Sept. 10-13). You can participate in one or both parts of the trip. The theme is the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ journey in 1620 from England to Massachusetts.

Mayflower 400
England, Sept. 3-9

The first part of the trip will feature places of importance to the Pilgrims in England, including Southampton, Plymouth, Gloucester, Worcester, Droitwich Spa, Scrooby, Austerfield, Babworth, Lincoln and Boston.


Plymouth 400
Massachusetts, Sept. 10-13

The second part of the trip will include sites in Massachusetts, including Plymouth, Cape Cod, and a Wampanoag meal at Plimoth Plantation.


Learn About Past PDTs

  • NTA has provided us the research and atmosphere to brainstorm new ways of doing things and fresh additions to trips, which has led to successful business development. Rachel Ranck, WorldStrides, NTA member since 1985
  • What NTA does is provide the right buyers. They provide the right people who make decisions. This is what makes this organization one I can’t afford to take off my list. John Stachnik CTP, Mayflower Tours, NTA member since 1979
  • I came to NTA to build a business, and that’s exactly what it did for us, as sales came in. For me, it’s the only outlet for new ideas. Matthew Squire, Select Travel Service (UK), NTA member since 2002
  • NTA membership and our attendance at the convention have provided us with more clients, more business relationships and more ideas. We are proud to belong to NTA. Daniele Panzarin, Target Travel (Italy), NTA member since 2007
  • The No. 1 member benefit of NTA has to be all the great professional and personal connections we’ve made over the past decade. Taunya Wolfe Finn, CTP, Wolfe Adventures & Tours, NTA member since 2005
  • We have not found a more reliable, more profitable or more consistent tourism venue in which to acquire new business than NTA. Diane Hohnstein, Hospitality Management Services, NTA member since 1999
  • I believe attending the NTA conferences allow me to create valuable relationships and work together with U.S. operators in creating great Scotland product. Maggie Anderson, VisitScotland, NTA member since 2003
  • NTA events provide us with beneficial networking with many top tour operators. It’s national and international in scope providing a global perspective. Tim and Elaine Moulder, Brilliant Edventures, NTA member since 2015