###Contact: Tanya Brand (518) 761-6575
Warren County, N.Y. - Tanya Brand, Group Tour Promoter for Warren County Tourism and additional New York State and Regional Tourism delegates attended the National Tour Association's 2011 Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV, December 5-9. Recognized as one of the premier travel events held in North America, the five-day convention attracted more than 2,700 NTA travel professionals, including tour companies, tour suppliers (such as hotels, restaurants and attractions), and destination marketing organizations. The Tour & Travel Exchange, a forum for buying and selling travel services, was a highlight of the convention. Approximately 60,000 business appointments took place during the Tour & Travel Exchange. The Exchange gives destinations, like Warren County, the opportunity to promote travel to the more than 525 NTA tour operators who attended the Convention. This could mean big financial gain to Warren County with future and repeat tourism from NTA tour operator clients. The National Tour Association is an organization of nearly 4,000 tourism professionals representing the packaged travel industry. NTA provides unsurpassed business opportunities, knowledge and information to businesses involved in tour operator-packaged travel and serves as a consumer advocate through membership requirements and education.