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NTA President Hank Phillips Celebrates 20th Year with Association

July 18, 2005

NTA President Hank Phillips Celebrates 20th Year with Association
July 18, 2005 – This month marks the 20th anniversary for Hank Phillips, CTP, with the National Tour Association. Phillips, 51, a native of Lebanon, Ky., has served as NTA’s chief staff member since 1989 and was appointed NTA president in 1998. He began his work with the association in 1985 as NTA’s director of education and in 1986, Phillips became NTA’s director of government and industry relations.


"I commend Hank Phillips for his commitment to the members of NTA and the travel industry as a whole," NTA Chairman and CEO Ann Thomas, CTP, said. "Hank’s dedication and leadership have helped to make NTA the premier association for packaged travel today."


During his tenure as the association’s leader, NTA has initiated a new strategic plan to diversify the membership base, including expansion into the global marketplace. Under his leadership, the association has focused on creating business opportunities for its members and has taken active roles in government advocacy, marketing, education, publishing, research and various forms of member services.


Phillips serves on the board of directors of the Travel Industry Association of America and the Tourism Cares for Tomorrow foundation. He was honored by Travel Agent Magazine as the 2002 Association Person of the Year.


The National Tour Association has nearly 4,000 tourism professional members from 28 countries involved in the growth and development of the packaged travel industry. Its membership includes tour operators – 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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