COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
for TRAVEL CONSULTANTS

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Welcome to the National Association of Career Travel Agents

NACTA is the foremost Travel Industry Association dedicated to providing the finest education, training, networking, and representation in support of Career Travel Agents.

  • National Travel Consultant Appreciation Month

    The National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA) is planning special educational opportunities and prize drawings in May, which it is designating “Travel Consultant Appreciation Month.” In celebration of the event, NACTA will feature two free webinars, special content, offers, and prizes explicitly for travel consultants. Read More
  • 4 Tips to Create Awesome Visual Content

    Social media platforms have various size dimensions for images. How can we create great images in the correct sizes for the social media platforms we use to reach our clients—without having to memorize size charts for each? Facebook cover images are 851x315 pixels. The profile photo is 168x168 pixels, but people only see 160x160 pixels. Twitter header images are 1500x500 pixels; the profile or logo pic is 400x400 pixels. If this sounds like too much information—and there has to be a better way—I have good news: Read More
  • The New NACTA.com - What’s Different?

    NACTA is excited to announce the new NACTA.com. NACTA is collaborating 
with Serendipity Media on this website, which will provide an attractive, informative interface for the public and for NACTA members. Separate access to member-only information and news will be available with a NACTA member login. Kasie Smith, Agent Life publisher, and her team are working in-depth with Lisa Watson, NACTA Director
of Marketing & Special Events, and others at NACTA to conceptualize, develop, create, and maintain the new site. Read More
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Travel Spotlight Collection

  • Selling to Women

    It’s estimated that women make or influence 85 percent of all purchasing decisions. Whether you’re selling a product specifically for women or a product for couples, family, or group travel, the bottom line is that, primarily, you’re selling to women. Does your marketing plan reflect women’s concerns and interests? Maria Coesens of Sand and Flip Flop Getaways and TTM Travel finds women of the baby boomer generation are an invaluable market. “Boomers are totally different travelers than the generation before them. And the women are the ones making the decisions 
to go.” Read More
  • The Importance of NACTA Supplier & Host Agency Partners

    Bob Duglin is NACTA’s Vice President of Sales and Industry Relations, where his primary duties include working with and recruiting industry supplier members. These include cruise lines, tour operators, convention and visitor bureaus, and other allied industry providers. Bob also develops and organizes NACTA's Seminar at Sea and FAM programs. A resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he has been involved in the travel industry for more than twenty-five years, both a brick-and-mortar agency owner and an at-home agent. Bob is a partner in Sun, Sea and Tee Travel, and is founder and former director of the South Florida Chapter of NACTA. Here, Bob emphasizes the importance of working with NACTA’s Supplier and Host Agency Partners. Read More
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What Others Are Saying About NACTA

  • NACTA’s Agent Life Magazine is one of the best magazine’s in the travel industry. Rich in content, informative tips and ideas for the member travel consultants and I read each issue cover to cover. It’s very good!

    Sandy Stevens, Vice President Sales, Paul Gauguin Cruises
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