Tourism industry offsets COVID’s impact through innovation

The tourism industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Creativity has helped many industry members weather the storm and succeed during this difficult time. Some new ideas were born of the pandemic, while others were adapted to help businesses and life carry on, safely, as much as possible. Not all of these changes […]

Orange Slices – February 9, 2021

Jim Merritt The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression. — W.E.B. Dubois  There are a few things to know about Chapel Hill resident, Jim Merritt, in order to understand the kind of man he is. In 2008, Jim Merritt was appointed to the Chapel Hill Town Council after sitting council member […]

2021 February Featured Journalist of the Month: Jeremy Bassetti

Jeremy Bassetti is a writer, educator, and interview based in Orlando, Florida. He is interested in place, travel literature, nature, and more. He holds a Ph.D. and teaches full-time at a small college in Central Florida. He is the host of the award-winning Travel Writing World podcast and has interviewed some of the world’s most famous travel […]

Unbound Book Festival Events For February

COLUMBIA, MO – The 2021 Unbound Book Festival, a free celebration of literature of all kinds, is in full swing with literary panels, discussions and events taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. CST now through April 23. All 2021 Unbound events are held virtually and they are open to the public and […]

February Edition of ‘Discover Arkansas’ Now Online

The February edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. Hit the road for some Arkansas cuisine! From north to south, you’ll find something to tantalize your taste buds around every corner. In this month’s Discover […]

Orange County Tourism

In an area like Chapel Hill, where the tourism industry isn’t as obvious as it is in, say, Orlando or Las Vegas, Aspen or Nashville, many wonder what our local tourism actually looks like around campus and throughout Orange County. That’s a reasonable question. We’re known as a college town area, after all, and in […]

February 1: A Letter NATJA’s CEO

Happy 30th Anniversary! This month marks the beginning of our yearlong celebration of NATJA’s inception. You will all be receiving a new membership pin with your renewal commemorating this milestone. Dan Schlossberg, a NATJA founder and president emeritus, will begin with a first installment of our history to be followed by Bob Nesoff. Our plan […]

NATJA’s Beginnings

As Ted Baxter told his television colleagues on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, it all started at a little radio station in Fresno.

For NATJA, it all started at a little Meadowlands hotel in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

Aggressor Adventures Puts Customer Safety First with Return Travel Testing Services

AUGUSTA, Ga. (January 27, 2021) – In light of the of the Executive Order on “Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel,” Aggressor Adventures® announces today its Return Travel Testing Services available to travelers returning to the United States and other countries that require negative COVID-19 test results.

Obituary: Sandy Nesoff

In Memory of Sandy Nesoff

We are saddened to share that founding NATJA media member and NATJA’s first Treasurer, Sandy Nesoff, passed away on January 24. She is survived by her husband and fellow NATJA member, Bob.

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