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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 08:38

U.S. Shutdown Hinders Tourism

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Yesterday's partial shutdown of the U.S. government is creating hardships within the travel and tourism industry. All national parks and monuments and federally funded attractions will be shuttered, and other travel-related services will be cut off or impaired. Follow this link to see a description of the shutdown's effect on nearly a hundred government agencies, ranging from the departments of Interior (national parks) and Transportation (air traffic) to the Smithsonian Institution. Click here for a summary of the shutdown's impact on travel.

Every January, the American Bus Association welcomes the travel and tourism community to the first conference of the year—the industry’s premier business event—Marketplace. More than thirty-five hundred tour operators, suppliers, and exhibitors come together to kick off a new year of business opportunity and growth. Marketplace is truly a marketplace—an active, vibrant forum of buyers and sellers where business gets done.  

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:09

Be Recognized for Going Green

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Going green can offer up many rewards, from reduced reliance on fossil fuels to real cost savings. But one of the best rewards is peer and community recognition. Coach operators are encouraged to submit a nomination for the American Bus Association Green Spirit Award, sponsored by Motor Coach Industries (MCI). 

Winners of the National Council of State Tourism Directors (NCSTD) 2013 Mercury awards were announced last week during U.S. Travel Association’s annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) conference in Richmond, Virginia. The NCSTD honored Travel Oregon with two Mercury awards for the Best Overall State Marketing Program and Best State Travel Website in the country.

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