COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
for TRAVEL CONSULTANTS

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What do Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr have in common? Yes, they’re all musicians. They’re also all classified senior citizens—and they all went on tour this year.

“Rock ‘n’ roll isn’t about age. It’s about attitude,” said Jim Smith, CTIE, a 45-year veteran of the travel industry and Senior Travel Industry Consultant to Special Needs Group. “The same thing applies to senior travel.”

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Shhhh: It’s a secret! A secret NACTA group page on Facebook, that is. NACTA members now have exclusive entrance to the Inside Access – Members Only closed group on Facebook.

NACTA initially began testing the Inside Access – Members Only group with 50 NACTA members, and quickly found the page to be a useful channel of information for NACTA members.

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How does advocacy help us?

ASTA, the national trade association for all travel agents and agencies, views advocacy as our collective voice, whether speaking to the government, the travel industry or the traveling public. We face a situation in which the government doesn’t know how our industry works, suppliers often try to cut agents from the equation, and a good chunk of the traveling public thinks agents are extinct. Through one voice, we can keep travel taxes manageable and fight onerous regulations while educating suppliers and consumers about the value travel agents provide to the broader industry and U.S. economy.

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More and more, people are using social media to learn and play—and to stay connected with family, with friends, with activities and interests, with businesses, with
clients. Are you using social media? Are you staying connected with NACTA? Your favorite social media platforms have a NACTA presence, offering you additional
opportunities to build your business, education and relationships.

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