Travel Exchange Live covered the action

The video-based news and publicity program for NTA and UMA organizations became a major element on the convention floor.


Travel Exchange tapped into key trends

Travel Exchange featured several sessions that highlighted current trends in tourism, giving attendees a fascinating look at new trip ideas.


Emerging markets addressed at Travel Exchange

Three Travel Exchange sessions focused on emerging markets in Hispanic travel, faith-based travel and young professionals in the tourism industry.


Lisa Simon and Vic Parra Interview

Lisa Simon, president of NTA, and Vic Parra, president of UMA, discuss Travel Exchange 2013.



The social saga continues for CVBs

Social media is so pervasive in modern life today that it has become an important tourism marketing channel.


Bittner sees groups in Travel South USA’s future

Travel South executive director Liz Bittner discusses how her organization works to leverage individual state travel offices’ tight resources.


Rice is enjoying an Arkansas Renaissance

Joe David Rice, tourism director for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, talks about Arkansas’ heightened national profile.


Tour operators develop new trips for boomers

Baby boomers are no passive travelers.


A SpecTAPular idea

TAP is creating major travel events for groups to enjoy.


Travel Alliance Partners: How a concept became a company

Courtesy Mackinac Island Tourism BureauWhat started as a single tour operator’s idea in the late 1990s has become one of the most influential organizations in the tourism industry. Travel Alliance Partners, commonly known by its initials, TAP, is a growing consortium of tour operators from across North America that have teamed up to offer their…