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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.