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A majority of Americans say that an annual vacation is important to them. Fewer are confident they’ll be able to take one this year, leading to an increase in the country’s “Vacation Deficit,” according to the fourth annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index released today by Allianz Global Assistance USA.

Much of the recent attention on specialty markets championed by National Tour Association tour operators has focused on faith-based tourism and the ever-growing China market. In both segments, NTA has spearheaded education and facilitated product development. But another market that thrives, especially for tour operators hosting international groups, is agritourism. Tailor-made study tours appeal to a variety of agribusiness professionals, including farmers, researchers, and agricultural students.

NTA and the World Food Travel Association have signed a partnership agreement that brings together the WFTA’s global food tourism community with NTA’s packaged travel resources and membership.

The United Motorcoach Association announces that it has partnered with Scheig Associates to provide discounted pre-employment performance testing to its members. UMA members will save ten percent on Scheig Associates’ Motor Coach Works© Hiring & Performance System™ designed specifically for the motorcoach industry to identify, select, and hire better, safer drivers.

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