April 16: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Dear NATJA Family, As spring sets in, this is the time of year for renewal and celebration, and more than ever, looking forward to spending time with our families without the dark cloud of the pandemic looming above.   In 2 short weeks, our 19th Annual NATJA Conference & Marketplace will be in full swing in…

April 01: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Happy Spring! The snow is melting and flowers are blooming with an anticipation of warm days ahead. This is the time to make travel plans to spend time with loved ones, celebrate graduations, or simply enjoy some respite from the intensity that we have all experienced the last two years.  What a joyful time! The…

March 16: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Dear NATJA Family, As I write this message, we are only days away from welcoming the Spring season. The ground awakens from a winter’s nap with beautiful flowers, carpets of grass, critters running up and down trees, and the excitement of planning future travel. It is one of the most beautiful times of the year.Here at…

February 16: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Dear NATJA Family, On Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil predicted 6 more weeks of winter, so we are hunkering down, hoping for more rain and snow in California, and dreaming of beachside cocktails in Puerto Rico this May. The final preparations for the Puerto Rico conference are moving forward, with afternoon tours and our speaker lineup…

February 01: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Happy February! We begin the month by celebrating Black History in the U.S. and internationally, the Lunar New Year and welcoming the Year of the Tiger. One of travel’s great powers is its capacity to create awareness of the diversity of people and cultures, which can lead to a better understanding of the world around…

January 16: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Dear NATJA Family & Friends: Happy 2022! We hope that you enjoyed beautiful and safe holidays. As we begin this new year, our public health challenges from the last couple of years continue to affect our daily lives. With these obstacles come opportunities: writing thank you notes that have been put off, planning travel for the year,…

December 16: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Dear NATJA Family: As 2021 comes to an end, I can’t help but feel grateful for all of you. This year has been challenging but we have all stayed connected and supportive of one another. Thank you to our Advisory Board as they continue to set NATJA’s course. Our Advisory Board is led by Co-Chairs Francesca Donlan…

December 01: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Dear NATJA Family: The holidays are here! For the first time in 2 years, there is an electric buzz in the air that has less to do with shiny Christmas lights, and more to do with the prospect of spending time with loved ones near and far. Our spirits are renewed with hope this holiday…

November 16: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Dear Friends: This year we launched our first membership drive. Through the efforts of our members, we have increased our NATJA family by nearly 15%. Thank you to all who participated! The awards competition has ended and despite the disruption in travel, we received a significant number of entries. Now the judges will begin the…

November 01: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Greetings! Wherever you are in the world, we hope that you are enjoying the change in season. There is a crispness in the air that is so wonderfully refreshing after the hot summer months. The change of pace is quite replenishing as well, especially as we move into the holiday season. It’s an exciting time…