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  • Each year more than 300,000 passports are reported lost or stolen by U.S. citizens, according to State Department statistics.

    The US Travel Insurance Association (USTIA) advises

  • Make the most of your ABA Marketplace 2015 experience with pre-scheduled business appointments! Bus and tour operator buyers come interested in creating new tours, and travel industry sellers are there to offer buyers dynamic tour products from across North America. You have until December 2 to finalize your requests, but you should go back in often to update them as new buyers and sellers register. Click here to begin making appointments.

  • Recently, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder christened the Miss Margy, an all-aluminum 85-foot ferry manufactured for Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry.

  • It's a highly unlikely event, but should health officials report a confirmed case of Ebola within 500 miles of an Austin Adventures vacation host city, the company is announcing that it will waive its trip cancelation fee.

  • Let's talk about ticks. You know... the tiny, blood-sucking monsters that lie low, clinging to brush and tall grass, just waiting for innocent victims to feed on. It's nothing short of a summertime horror story!

  • NTA Members Await Opening Bell for Appointment Scheduling

    When NTA's Travel Exchange appointment scheduling system opens September 30, buyers and sellers will start making connections that will generate big-time business for them. One-on-one appointments are a key component of the convention in New Orleans, Jan. 18–22, 2015. At Travel Exchange '14, participants generated more than $150 million in total business.

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015, American Bus Association (ABA), International Motorcoach Group (IMG), National Tour Association (NTA), Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA) and United Motorcoach Association (UMA) issued the following statement:

  • In December 2013, United Airlines joined the ranks of major U.S. carriers that make destination-based travel more challenging—perhaps even impossible—for some student and youth travelers. United's policy change requires unaccompanied children ages five to eleven, and youth ages twelve to seventeen whose guardians choose to use the Unaccompanied Minor service, to take direct flights only, with a $150 fee.