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NTA’s Inman Honored as Outstanding Leader

June 23, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 23, 2017) — NTA President Pam Inman was named an “Outstanding Woman in Travel Leadership” by Women in Travel and Tourism International at a June 2 luncheon in Washington, D.C. The WITTI awards program is the first of its kind, and Inman is among the first group of honorees.

“It’s important to highlight the very significant contributions of women working in travel and tourism today,” said Laura Mandala, WITTI founder and CEO of Mandala Research. “These champions of travel and tourism are not only advancing their [organizations] and the industry, but are also mentoring and recruiting the next generation of travel professionals.”

Honored along with Inman were Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California; Angela Brav, chief executive, Europe, InterContinental Hotels Group; Kelly Craighead, principal, Vertimas Consulting, and formerly the first deputy assistant secretary for travel and tourism, U.S. Department of Commerce; Julie Heizer, team lead, U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Travel and Tourism Office; Anne Madison, chief strategy and communications officer, Brand USA; and Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

“This recognition is a testament to the people and organizations involved with NTA,” Inman said. “It also pays tribute to the women who stood with me at this ceremony and to generations of female thought-leaders and risk-takers in our industry.”

Inman took the helm of the National Tour Association in 2014. Under her guidance, the organization has returned its signature event, Travel Exchange, to fourth-quarter dates. Inman also has revamped NTA’s staffing structure and has bolstered the association’s advocacy efforts and enhanced its presence on Capitol Hill.

About the National Tour Association: Founded in 1951, NTA is a global association of packaged-travel professionals who serve customers traveling to, from and within North America. For more information, visit

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