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Adventure Travel Trade Association – ATTA

ATTA is a privately held, for-profit industry trade group that serves to network, educate, professionalize and promote the adventure travel industry. We succeed only by serving our members and advancing responsible, sustainable adventure travel practices. Dominated as it is by small businesses working in rural or wilderness environments, adventure tourism is even more dependent than other forms of tourism on human and nature capital. The protection and thoughtful promotion of these resources is crucial not just for adventure travel’s continued success but for the social, cultural and environmental integrity of any destination. The ATTA community supports real efforts to address issues associated with responsible and sustainable tourism and travel.

Shannon Stowell


American Society of Travel Advisors - ASTA

ASTA, short for the American Society of Travel Advisors, is the world’s leading association of travel professionals. Our members include travel advisors and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. We are the leading advocate for travel advisors, the travel industry and the traveling public. The mission of ASTA and its affiliated organizations is to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. Founded in 1931 as the American Steamship and Tourist Agents’ Association, ASTA and its affiliates now comprise the world’s foremost travel trade association with members in 120 countries. Our work encompasses every aspect of the travel experience.

Africa Tourism Association - ATA

The Africa Tourism Association (ATA) is the leading global trade association promoting travel and tourism to Africa and strengthening intra-Africa partnerships.

ATA serves both the public and private sectors of the international  travel and tourism industry. ATA membership is comprised of African governments, their tourism ministers, tourism bureaus and boards, airlines, cruise lines, hotels, resorts, front-line travel sellers and providers, tour operators and travel agents, and affiliate industries. ATA partners with the African Union Commission (AU) to promote the sustainable development of tourism to and across Africa.

Naledi Khabo

CEO, Africa Tourism Association

Caribbean Tourism Organization - CTO

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with headquarters in Barbados is the Caribbean’s tourism development agency comprising membership of Dutch, English, French and Spanish countries and territories, as well as a myriad of private sector allied members. The Caribbean Tourism Organization's main objective is the development of sustainable tourism for the economic and social benefit of Caribbean people.

Johnson Johnrose

Director, CTO

Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation – CHTAEF

It has been the CHTA Education Foundation’s (CHTA EF) mission to provide people throughout the Caribbean region with tourism professional development and an awareness of the industry’s varied career opportunities since 1986. To this end, the CHTA EF has raised over US$4 million through the generosity of Caribbean hotels that donate free stays for our raffles and auctions annually. 

Tracy Bell

Director, CHTAEF

Destinations International - DI

Destinations International is a professional organization representing more than 660 destination organizations and convention and visitor bureaus worldwide. Destinations International is about serving destination marketing and management professionals first and foremost. Together with our members and partners, Destinations

International represents a powerful forward-thinking, collaborative association: exchanging bold ideas, connecting innovative people, and elevating tourism to its highest potential.

“As the largest resource for destination organizations, we understand the importance of supporting our members through education and networking opportunities and the new International Travel Show presents us with that opportunity. The future of travel and tourism is important to everyone.”

Don Welsh

President & CEO, Destinations International

Family Travel Association - FTA

The FTA is the leading non-profit trade association that provides tools, resources, education and certification to travel advisors, travel media and travel suppliers in an effort to increase the quality and experience of family travel. As the guiding authority within the industry, the FTA ultimately aspires to empower more families to travel and discover what’s possible.

“The FTA is looking forward to seeing and reconnecting with many of it’s industry friends, while meeting new ones this fall at nyITS 2022 in NYC. We hope to learn how everyone is handling the recovery and preparing for the travel boom that is to come.” 

Rainer Jenss 

Founder, FTA

NYC & Company

NYC & Company is the official destination marketing organization (DMO) and convention and visitors bureau (CVB) for the five boroughs of New York City. Our mission is to maximize travel and tourism opportunities throughout the City, build economic prosperity and spread the dynamic image of New York City around the world.

“It is our privilege to welcome the New York International Travel Show in October 2022. This is a pivotal moment in the recovery of our city and the travel industry, and we greatly look forward to showing delegates and attendees how to safely enjoy the best of what New York City has to offer, from our iconic hotels, restaurants and attractions to our ‘only-in-NYC’ meetings experiences.” 


Fred Dixon

President and CEO of NYC & Company

Pacific Asia Travel Association - PATA NY

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is the recognized authority on Asia Pacific travel and tourism. Founded in 1951, PATA is a not-for-profit membership-based association that provides leadership and advocacy to the collective efforts of government, state and city tourism bodies, airlines, cruise lines, and travel industry companies. PATA’s mission is to enhance the value, quality and sustainable growth of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific. PATA New York is the local chapter of the Pacific Asia Travel Association. The New York chapter was formed in 1962 within the framework of PATA assists in the development of travel to/from and within the Asia Pacific region, and beyond to Europe, Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.

Elizabeth Chin

Immediate Past Chair,



Founded in 1934, Skal International is the only professional organization promoting global tourism and friendship, uniting all sectors of the Tourism industry. Its more than 12,291 members, entailing of industry’s Managers and Executives, meet at Local, National, Regional and International levels to do business among friends throughout more than 317 Skål Clubs along 102 countries.

Wayne V. Lee, Jr.


Skal International New York

Tourism Cares

Tourism Cares is a non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term survival of the travel + tourism industry. By inspiring each other to make travel a force for good, we can ensure the future prosperity of the people and places who rely on it. And by creating mutual respect and commitment between people and the planet, we believe we can change the world through travel.

Greg Takehara


Tourism Cares

United States Tour Operators Association - USTOA

United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) is a professional, voluntary trade association created with the primary purpose of promoting integrity within the tour operator industry.

Terry Dale

President, USTOA

Insider Travel Report

Insider Travel Report (ITR) is an online B2B travel content and targeted advertising platform delivering specialized daily news content and audience-based advertising to the travel industry. 


Led by award-winning travel journalist, James Shillinglaw and powered by the data-intelligence technology platform, taCONNECT, Insider Travel Report (ITR) publishes 100,000+ unique daily newsletters, Monday - Friday, to an ongoing verified audience of travel professionals. Every article and display advertisement in each newsletter and homepage are customized and unique to the individual travel advisors' core business specialty and destination sales. This data-intelligence is derived from the subscriber's registration profile, which is verified every 30-days, to ensure delivery of an unparalleled level of user engagement and insider knowledge in a highly-specialized and ever-changing marketplace.




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The New York State Division of Tourism / I LOVE NY is the official destination marketing organization promoting all of New York’s 11 beautiful vacation regions. What other state can boast an itinerary that includes Atlantic Ocean beaches, Eric Canal cruises, high peaks vistas, two Great Lakes, wine trail excursions, tours of island castles, the first presidential library, natural springs, 400+ acre sculpture parks, the Grand Canyon of the East, the natural wonder of the world that is Niagara Falls, a Broadway show ON Broadway and America's only museums dedicated to baseball, glass, comedy, playing and the 1960s and Woodstock?


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About MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises ships are designed to enrich, delight and create unforgettable emotions that only the sea can create. Embark on a world of discovery.

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