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NTA Board of Directors Sets 2007 Advocacy Priorities

January 17, 2007

NTA Board of Directors Sets 2007 Advocacy Priorities
Jan. 17, 2007 – The National Tour Association Board of Directors has determined the priority advocacy issues for the association in 2007. Border crossing issues, travel industry regulations, and taxes and user fees are among this year’s five-point agenda.

Other issues noted for special attention include the updating of the Fair Labor Standards Act, National Parks issues and federal tourism support and promotion in the form of creating a Cabinet-level tourism position. The Board selected these issues at the Jan. 14 board meeting in Alexandria, Virginia. Selections were based on responses of the association’s tour operators in the annual Member Viewpoint Survey.

"NTA has a strong foundation in advocacy which will serve us well as we tackle these issues in 2007," said NTA Chairman and CEO Randy Julian. "This year is shaping up as one in which NTA will be addressing a number of major issues and opportunities on behalf of the packaged travel industry. We look forward to working with industry allies in making sure our voice is heard."

The National Tour Association was established in 1951 as a unified voice to fight legislation in the newly formed packaged travel industry. Today, NTA’s government relations activities include monitoring security issues, as well as state and federal legislation and regulatory issues affecting the travel and tourism industry. NTA maintains full-time representation in Washington, D.C., to serve as the association’s voice on Capitol Hill. Additionally, NTA empowers its members to be advocates for the association on the local level, as well as to provide support for NTA’s positions on national priority issues through its Grassroots Action Network. For more information on NTA’s government relations activities, please visit or call 800.682.8886.

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