December 16: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Happy Holidays! November was a whirlwind as travels took me to Turkey, Greece and Paris for the entire month. It was a trip planned pre-pandemic and well worth the wait. Thank you to our Advisory Board Co-Chairs, Francesca Donlan and Tim Leffel, for their “pinch hitting” for me and providing the membership messages in NATJA […]

December 1: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Hello from your advisory board co-chair, filling in for Helen as we cross from Thanksgiving into the holiday shopping season. And hopefully, travel planning season for 2023! This has been a great year of roaring back for many of our destination partners and we hope next year is a successful one too for all of […]

November 16: A Letter From NATJA Advisory Board Co-Chair, Francesca Donlan

Happy Fall! I am writing the NATJA Notes introduction this month while Helen Hernandez and Ben Root enjoy a much-deserved trip abroad. It’s almost Thanksgiving and many use this time to reflect on gratitude. I recently spoke to a new NATJA member and shared my gratitude for this community. There are so many curious, talented and […]

November 1: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Happy Fall! For the last several weeks, I have been enjoying true fall days: crisp mornings and nature’s vibrant changing of colors. My travels have taken me from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway to Washington, D.C. This trip has a twofold purpose. The first was attending the National Parks Conservation […]

October 16: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Greetings! October is one of my favorite times of the year. Pumpkin season is in full swing, the leaves are changing, and the “ leafers” are out enjoying the colors of Autumn. It’s hard to believe that in just 2 weeks the goblins and ghosts will be out for Halloween. I’ll be enjoying Halloween with […]

October 01: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Happy Fall! As I write this note. Our thoughts and prayers are with our South Carolina and Florida members who are experiencing torrential rainfall, ocean swells, and devastation from Hurricane Ian. This appears to be a once in 100 years hurricane. Stay safe by reviewing South Carolina’s Hurricane Guide and visiting the FEMA website for available […]

September 16: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Happy September! We are on the cusp of welcoming fall and we eagerly await its crisp embrace. Hot chocolate and pumpkin pie are on the horizon. As it goes this time of year, we are in the beginning stages of our annual NATJA Awards Competition. We have new and revised categories given the changing landscape of […]

August 16: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Greetings! As summer winds down and kids get ready to go back to school, we are preparing for the last holiday of the summer. Labor Day is the beginning of the transition from summer to fall. Everyone is squeezing in their last camping trip, road trip or family vacation. It’s a reminder for us to […]

August 1: Last Days of Summer

August 1: Letter from NATJA CEO Helen Hernandez

Greetings! We hope you are all enjoying the last full month of summer. Perhaps you are among the millions of people who are taking advantage of this time to travel and explore the world or taking it easy, connecting with family and enjoying the great outdoors. Before we know it, fall will be here and […]

July 16: Travel, Fairbanks, TWI and more!

July 16: Letter from NATJA CEO Helen Hernandez

We are now well into the summer season and indicators are that travel has surpassed pre-Covid levels in many parts of the world. For our members, it means more travel content and promotion for destinations. There are countless media outlets from traditional publications to consumer-favorite blogs and podcasts. This is a great time to highlight your […]

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