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Strategic Partners

Connections that work for you
Strategic partnerships and forming relationships with partners of all shapes and sizes is a philosophy NTA utilizes to help connect members to those who can bring a whole new outlook to your organization. These partnerships enable NTA to make continuous improvements for the membership through collaboration on partner's resources, education, benefits, and technologies. At NTA, we call this co-opetition.

When establishing agreements with other organizations, NTA looks for a partner that will:

For more information about NTA's Strategic Partners, email Morgan Maravich. You can reach her by phone at 800.682.8886, ext. 6552. (U.S. and Canada) or +1. 859.264.6552.

Tourism Cares
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association
Association of Canadian Travel Agencies

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association
National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations - USA
Travel + Social Good
Travel Relations

World Food Travel Association (WFTA)

Tourism Cares

Tourism Cares is the official philanthropy of NTA and formed in 2005 through a consolidation of the National Tourism Foundation and the Travelers Conservation Foundation. It is a global nonprofit organized by the travel and tourism industry to give back to worthy non-profit tourism-related sites around the world, provide financial assistance and support to the next generation of travel and tourism professionals, and host unique volunteer restoration projects designed specifically for travel and tourism professionals.

GRANTS – Tourism Cares awards grants to non-profit sites around the world working to fulfill the conservation, preservation, restoration and educational needs of cultural, historic,or natural sites. To date, Tourism Cares has awarded grants to 143 organizations in 42 states and 26 countries.

SCHOLARSHIPS Tourism Cares awards more than $100,000 every year to travel, tourism and hospitality students attending educational institutions primarily in the U.S. and Canada. To donate to the Tourism Cares NTA Scholarship Fund, please go here: Donate to Tourism Cares NTA Scholarship Fund

VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS – Tourism Cares hold volunteer programs that restore, rehabilitate and preserve treasured natural, cultural and historic sites. To learn more about upcoming volunteer programs, please go here: Tourism Cares Volunteer Programs


American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association AIANTA is a national nonprofit association whose mission is to define, introduce, grow and sustain American Indian and Alaska Native tourism that honors tribal traditions and values. AIANTA works with other tribal and non-tribal national organizations, universities, regional tribal tourism organizations, national and international tourism organizations, law firms and Federal agencies to provide tribal tourism education, training, technical assistance and related resources to Indian Country and to market the benefits of Indian Country visitation internationally and domestically.


Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA)  represents the retail travel sector of Canada's tourism industry members which include retail travel agencies and suppliers such as tour operators, travel wholesalers, airlines, hotels, destination marketing organizations, cruise and rail lines, and automobile rental companies.



International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) is the leading member-based global organization dedicated to LGBT tourism and a proud Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. IGLTA's mission is to expand LGBT tourism globally for the benefit of travelers and its members. The association's membership includes LGBT and LGBT-friendly accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media in 80 countries.

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National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations - USA (NFTGA-USA) represents, promotes, and protects the common interests of tourist guide associations in the United States of America. NFTGA-USA provides a national forum for tourist guides, establishes contacts among associations, and raises private, public, and governmental awareness, locally and nationally, of the tourist guides' role.

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Travel + Social Good works to propel the travel industry to meet its potential for global positive impact through T+SG hubs, communities of impact innovators, through the T+SG Academy and a series of classes and lectures.  

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Travel Relations is a B2B travel technology company that has taCONNECT, a powerful technology platform that helps partners grow their travel agent and MICE business. NTA and Travel Relations have formed a strategic partnership and one of the many benefits for NTA members is free access to taCONNECT for two months.

Please visit: Their technology leverages the collective strength of all of their partners to grow their Travel Agent and M.I.C.E. direct business beyond what they could do individually. This collaboration creates a tipping point which will shift market share.


World Food Travel Association (WFTA)
promotes food, drink and culinary cultures through travel, and serves as the central hub connecting key industry segments and partners with business to business and business to consumer relationships.

Each of these relationships will help to position NTA members as the preferred travel partners for these growing niches.    

NTA is constantly working to connect its members to new partners, expanded educational opportunities and added business partnerships through uniting the packaged travel industry in a spirit of collaboration.

Working together for mutual benefit — that's the NTA philosophy.


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