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NTA Introduces Destination Pavilion at its Annual Convention

May 30, 2007

NTA Introduces Destination Pavilion at its Annual Convention
May 30, 2007 – The National Tour Association is making it easier for buyers and sellers to connect at the NTA Annual Convention with the introduction of a new Destination Pavilion at the 2007 Annual Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, Nov. 2-6.


The Destination Pavilion will group DMOs and their partnering suppliers by geographic region to allow tour operators to develop their tour product regionally. The Pavilion will be available to tour operators throughout the Convention, free of charge, with a special event on Friday, Nov. 2.


"Tour operators can now develop product more efficiently by meeting with both suppliers and destinations in one central location – it’s one-stop shopping at the NTA Convention," said NTA Chairman and CEO Randy Julian. "Additionally, tour suppliers and DMOs will have a free way to distribute promotional materials and represent several destinations together."


Based on a recommendation of NTA’s Convention Committee, the new format will allow tour operators to shop by geographic region, a preference tour operators have voiced on past Convention surveys. In addition, tour suppliers and DMOs are encouraged to use the designated pods as their workstations and central meeting point. The space, which is complimentary to all state, provincial and country DMOs, can be used to distribute promotional materials from individual tables set up within the regional pod.


Registration for the 2007 NTA Annual Convention is currently open and destinations interested in obtaining more information about the Destination Pavilion may contact NTA at 800.682.8886 (U.S. and Canada) or 859.226.4444 or by e-mail at


The National Tour Association has a global membership of tourism professionals involved in the growth and development of the packaged travel industry. Its membership includes more than 600 tour operator companies – group, independent, inbound and outbound – and the destinations and suppliers that partner with them. The association is committed to providing business results and information to its members, while offering a collaborative, caring environment in which to build relationships. For more information, please visit

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