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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.
The National Tour Association is opening its membership to travel agents, enabling them to expand their tour portfolio by partnering directly with NTA tour operators. Miami-based North Shore Travel became the first travel agency to join NTA under its new member category, Travel Planner.
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: