Associations in North America

National Association of Commissioned Travel Agents

The National Association of Commissioned Travel Agents (NACTA) represents independent contractors, outside sales agents, cruise and tour oriented agents, group oriented travel professionals and traditional Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) appointed travel agencies that provide services and support to travel professionals. NACTA, formed an alliance with The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and is now an affiliate of ASTA. NACTA membership enables qualified members to obtain the TravelSellers.com IATAN Identification Code.

NACTA
1101 King St. Suite 200
Alexandria
Virginia
22314
+1 (703) 739-6826
NACTA@aol.com
Joanie Ogg
1710-T

National Association of Cruise Only Agents

Organization

The National Association of Cruise Only Agents (NACOA) is a cruise focused trade association which address the needs and concerns of cruise lines, as well as agents who specialize in the sale of cruises. NACOA is designed to promote cruise oriented travel retailers, cruise vacations, cruise unit retailers, and the needs of the cruise industry as a whole. NACOA provides industry expertise in the form of training at various programs and forums.

NACOA
7600 Red Road, Suite 228
Miami
Florida
33143
+1 (305) 663-5626
NACOAFL@aol.com
2069-T

National Tour Association

Organization

The National Tour Association (NTA) is a premier association for travel professionals whose interest is in the packaged travel sector. The NTA brings together those who package travel, group as well as individual trips coordinators, and the suppliers and various providers of travel. Although based in North America, NTA membership spans the globe.
NTA’s goal is to help members to increase their bottom lines by: promoting partnering and networking among members and providing key information members can use to move ahead of non-member competition.

NTA
546 East Main Street
Lexington
Kentucky
40508
+1 (800) 682-8886
2070-T

Cruise Lines International Association

Organization

The Official trade organization of the cruise industry, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), also works in partnership with over 16,000 affiliated travel agencies throughout North America to ensure the highest caliber of cruise sales expertise and service for cruise vacationers.
CLIA was formed in 1975 under the name Transatlantic Passenger Steam Ship Conference.

CLIA
80 Broad Street, Suite 1800
New York
New York
10004
+1 (212) 921-0066
info@cruising.org
Robert Sharak, Executive Director
496-T

American Bus Association

Organization

The American Bus Association (ABA) co-ordinates connecting ABA affiliated bus schedules and seeks to improve bus terminals, travel, and tourism. The ABA functions as the trade association of the intercity bus industry, and represents the motorcoach industry's interests in Washington, D.C. It also facilitates relationships between North American motorcoach and tour companies and all related segments of the travel and supplier industries and promotes travel by motorcoach to consumers.

ABA
1100 New York Ave., N.W., Suite 1050
Washington
DC
20005-3934
+1 (202) 842-1645
+1 (800) 283-2877
abainfo@buses.org
2063-T

American Hotel & Lodging Association

Organization

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) was formed in 1910 as a federation of state lodging associations throughout the United States with some 13,000 property members worldwide, representing more than 1.7 million guest rooms. AH&LA was formally known as the America Hotel and Motel Association.

AH&LA
1201 New York Avenue, NW, #600
Washington
DC
20005-3931
+1 (202) 289-3133
jmaccaro@hla.com
Jessica Maccaro, Communications & Marketing
2064-T

American Society of Travel Agents

Organization

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is the largest travel trade association in North America. ASTA maintains a Standards of Ethics Code for professional business practices in the travel industry.

ASTA
1101 King Street, Suite 200
Alexandria
Virginia
22314
+1 (703) 739-2782
192-T

Association of Canadian Travel Agencies

Organization

The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies was established in 1977 to represent the retail travel sector of Canada's tourism industry. ACTA’s members include travel agents, tour operators, travel wholesalers and suppliers such as, airlines, hotels, destination marketing organizations, cruise and rail lines, and automobile rental companies. According to their website, in 1998, ACTA members sold four billion dollars of scheduled air service; issued more than seven million tickets; and booked about eighty percent of all airline reservations in Canada.

ACTA
130 Albert Street Suite #1705
Ottawa
Ontario
K1P 5G4
+1 (613) 237-3657
Hcraig-peddie@acta.ca

Association of Retail Travel Agents

Organization

The Association of Retail Travel Agents’ (ARTA) membership is 100 percent professional travel agents and ARTA does not accept travel suppliers or other travel companies as members. Formed in 1963, ARTA is the largest and most influential travel agent only organization in North America.

ARTA
c/o TravelDestinations, Inc.
4320 N. Miller Road
Scottsdale
Arizona
85251
+1 (859) 269-9739
fax: (859) 266-9396
artalexhdq@aol.com
Pat Funk, Vice President pat@artaonlin.ecom
1807-T

Air Transport Association

Organization

The Air Transportation Association (ATA) is the trade association of U.S. certificated air carriers and was founded by 14 airlines 1936. ATA was the first and today is the only trade organization for the principal U.S. airlines. ATA takes an active role in all major government decisions regarding aviation, including the creation of the Civil Aeronautics Board, the creation of the air traffic control system, and the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978.

ATA
1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Suite 1100
Washington
DC
20004-1707
+1 (202) 626-4000
ata@airlines.org
2061-T

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