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  • The Rebirth of a 68-Year-Old Convention.

    When change came knocking at National Tour Association headquarters, the staff held the door wide open. Travel Exchange, NTA's keystone event, needed a makeover—even if it required a lot of work.

  • When Justin Osbon worked as an intern to get through college, his current job really found him more than he found it. Image Tours is a three-generation family-owned company, and Justin has become a part of the family through his years of personal growth and thirst for learning.

  • In response to the explosive growth of the faith-based travel industry, NTA Services Inc. has created the Faith Travel Association. The membership trade organization will serve as a business-building resource for travel professionals, sites and organizations focused on faith-based travel.

  • Groups Today sat down with group travel industry association leaders Carylann Assante, SYTA executive director; Pam Inman, NTA president; Peter Pantuso, ABA president and CEO; and Doug Switzer, OMCA president/CEO, to catch state-of-the-industry sound bites. There were some expectations and a few surprises in their comments.

  • The National Tour Association is saying farewell to one leader, while welcoming another. Pam Inman, CTP, announced she will step down as NTA president at the end of the year, with Executive Vice President Catherine Prather, taking over the role in 2020. 

  • Travel Exchange is more than four months away, but NTA leaders are already preparing for higher attendance at their January 18 to 22, 2015, event in New Orleans. Overall registration is pacing six percent ahead of 2014, and tour operators are leading the pack, with thirty-five percent more registrants than this time last year.

  • 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: