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Egypt Becomes 44th Country Represented in NTA Membership

August 28, 2009


Egypt Becomes 44th Country Represented in NTA Membership

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The National Tour Association is pleased to welcome the Egyptian Tourist Authority as its newest international member. Egypt becomes the 44th country to be represented in the membership since NTA first opened its doors to international members in 2002.

"It gives us great pleasure to be a member of NTA," said Egyptian Tourist Authority Director of the USA and Latin America, ElSayed Khalifa. "Partnering with one of the most prestigious groups in the U.S. travel industry gives us the leverage to enhance our promotion of destination Egypt to the American market.  Reaching out to more tour operators in NTA membership is a big plus toward achieving our goal of increasing American travelers going to Egypt in the future."

"Since 2002, NTA has grown to include members packaging travel to, from and within North America," said NTA President Lisa Simon, CTP. "With that, our diverse membership also has grown to include the many destinations and travel suppliers that serve the broad needs of our tour operators. We are honored to welcome Egypt, a destination known for its natural beauty, religious monuments, and ancient sites."

The following countries are currently represented in NTA membership:




























 Czech Republic





 United Arab Emirates

 Dominican Republic







 New Zealand    







The National Tour Association is the preferred association in the tourism industry for packaged travel professionals. NTA strives to provide value for its members by advancing the packaged travel industry through its advocacy efforts and progressive leadership. Connecting its members through business development, government relations, professional development and research, NTA has remained committed to serving its members with integrity and quality service since its founding in 1951. Today, the NTA membership represents 40 countries, and includes tour and travel packagers of all types. To learn more about the most important destination for packaged travel professionals, please visit   


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