NTA is governed by a 17-member volunteer board of directors, which is advised by volunteer committees. NTA is based in North America, but its industry and its membership spans the globe.
|NTA Leadership Directory|
|NTA is led by a board of directors who are responsible for making important policy and operational decisions for the association.|
|NTA is managed by a team of association professionals based in Lexington, Kentucky.|
|NTA’s government affairs initiatives are led by a team based in Washington, D.C., and Lexington, Kentucky.|
The board is assisted by a 80+ member team of volunteer leaders who advise them on a variety of association and industry issues.
|Canadian Task Force|| |
Purpose: To advise on networking, programming, education, technology and business opportunities that will be of specific interest to Canadian members and assist with recruiting more members from Canada.
Purpose: To advise staff on development of the China Market Forum, which will be held in conjunction with Contact 2013.
|Faith Tourism Advisory Council|| |
Purpose: To provide industry perspective and guide the association in developing plans to serve this marketplace by:
|Global Issues Advisory Task Force|| |
Purpose: To advise the association on global issues impacting travel and tourism worldwide, e.g. sustainable tourism development, economic conditions, etc., demonstrating NTA's global tourism leadership.
|Governance Committee|| |
Purpose: To oversee the Board's Policy Governance process and performance.
|Government Relations Committee|| |
Purpose: To help generate member awareness of the importance of NTA's advocacy efforts and assisting with fund-raising initiatives for the Government Issues Fund and TourPAC. These funds support the policy and advocacy work of NTA's public affairs advocate and are critical to achieving NTA's objectives.
|International Advisory Group|| |
Purpose: To advise on business opportunities, networking, and programming that will be of specific interest to international members and enhance their ROI.
|Nominating Committee|| |
Purpose: To select board and elected officer nominees and oversee the election process.
|NTA-ASTA Hispanic Business Development Task Force|| |
Purpose: To provide industry perspective and guidance in creating tools and business opportunities for members of both organizations, while raising awareness among the U.S. Hispanic trade to drive membership to both NTA and ASTA.
|NTA-UMA Travel Exchange Task Force|| |
Purpose: To advise the boards and staff of NTA and UMA on combined activities that will mutually serve both organizations according to the guiding principles of the co-location agreement. The NTA-UMA Travel Exchange Task Force will include members from NTA, members from UMA and a chair who belongs to both organizations.
|Retail & Restaurants Council|| |
Purpose: To create synergy among NTA's retailer and restaurant members, assess tour operator needs related to shopping and dining, and help NTA recruit more members in this category.
|Small Business Advisory Task Force|| |
Purpose: To provide business perspective and identify needs of small business tour operators in the tourism industry to help NTA develop programs and services to meet their needs, attracting new small business members as a result.
|Young Professionals Advisory Group|| |
Purpose: To advise on networking, programming, education, technology and business opportunities that will be of specific interest to young professionals/millennials.
|Past Presidents/Chairmen|| |
The Past Presidents/Chairmen advise the current and incoming chairpersons of NTA.