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Nominate NTA’s next Bob Everidge Lifetime Achievement and Pioneer Award Winners

June 9, 2010

Congressman Sam Farr accepting 2009 Pioneer Award from NTA Chairman and CEO Michele Michalewicz. Photo by Randy Tunnell.Celebrate your colleagues and send in your Bob Everidge Lifetime Achievement Award and Pioneer Award nominations. 

The BELA recognizes individuals who have made outstanding, ongoing contributions to NTA and its members, while the Pioneer Award honors individuals whose accomplishments have resulted in a significant change in the travel industry from which NTA and its members (specifically tour operators) have benefited. Any person employed by an NTA member company is eligible to make a nomination which, at minimum, should include a brief narrative (approximately 250 words) about the nominee. Additional material may be included with the narrative. Pioneer award nominees do not have to be members.

Ruth McKinney accepting 2009 Bob Everidge Lifetime Achievement Award.The nomination criteria for the Bob Everidge Lifetime Achievement Award are as follows:

  • Display active dedication to the mission of NTA and the best interests of its members
  • Extensive volunteer contributions to NTA and its members
  • Consistently conducted himself/herself in a manner in keeping with the ethics, quality and sense of community espoused by NTA
  • A minimum of 20 years involvement in the travel industry that included service that furthered the interests of NTA and its members

Nominations for the award, which will be presented at the 2010 NTA Convention, are due by Friday, July 30, and should be submitted to NTA Executive Assistant Celeste Moore.

The NTA Board of Directors established the BELA in 2003 to honor the late Everidge, owner and president of Shenandoah Tours Inc., in Staunton, Virginia, for his lifetime commitment to NTA. The NTA Board of Directors established the Pioneer award in 2005.

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