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MUSIC FESTIVALS AND TOURS is proud to be a member of the following professional organizations:

Cruise Lines International Association

Cruise Lines International Association is a marketing and training organization composed of 19 of the major cruise lines serving North America. CLIA was formed in 1975 in response to a need for an association to promote the special benefits of cruising. CLIA exists to educate, train, promote and explain the value, desirability and affordability of the cruise vacation experience.

CLIA became the principal external marketing organization for its member lines in 1984 following the consolidation of several other industry organizations into CLIA. Currently, nearly 17,000 travel agencies are affiliated with CLIA and display the CLIA seal, which identifies them as authorities on selling cruise vacations.

CLIA is consistently rated the most effective travel association in terms of overall support of the travel agency community, the value for the money, and the quality of its training programs. For example, CLIA's most comprehensive training is the Cruise Counsellor Certification Program, which requires agents to successfully complete a number of compulsory training courses and exams, attend cruise conferences and conduct ship inspections, among other things. CLIA also offers Management and Sales Institutes, classroom training and training videos.

Student Youth Travel Association

SYTA is the non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student & youth travel and seeks to foster integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel service providers. SYTA is "The Voice of Student & Youth Travel®."

SYTA members are Tour Operators, Travel Agencies and supplier organizations (Hotels, Restaurants, Attractions, Airlines, Destination Marketing Organizations, etc.) that are committed to professionalism and integrity in student and youth travel. All companies listed have met either Active member (Tour Operator & Travel Agencies) or Associate member (Hotels, Restaurants, Attractions, Airlines, Destination Marketing Organizations, etc.) criteria and adhere to SYTA's Purposes and Goals and Code of Ethics.

The organization is run by an elected Board of Directors and a professional staff, with North American headquarters in the metro Detroit, Michigan area.

The National Tour Association

The National Tour Association is an organization of nearly 4,000 tourism professionals involved in the growth and development of the packaged travel industry. NTA comprises members from 31 countries and is committed to providing business opportunities and knowledge to its members, while offering a collaborative, caring environment in which to build relationships.

Membership

NTA members must meet strict requirements and follow a code of ethics. To date, NTA has nearly 4,000 members from 31 countries consisting of:

  • nearly 630 tour operator members that develop and sell travel packages.
  • more than 2,300 tour supplier members such as hotels, attractions, restaurants, airlines, cruise lines, railroads, and sightseeing services.
  • more than 800 destination marketing organization (DMO) members that promote destinations, such as state and provincial tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus and chambers of commerce.

International Membership

The National Tour Association has members representing companies in the following 31 countries:
Argentina, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tahiti, Turkey, United States, Wales



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