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NTA WORKING FOR YOU Connections that count Together. We go further. You might have heard us say that here at NTA. We adopted it not only as a tagline, but also as a promise. When members connect, share insights and form partnerships, results are sure to follow. That’s what NTA is all about. Such is the case for NTA Ambassador Christian Utpatel of Homberg, Germany-based Terra Lu Travel and new member Vishal Gupta, owner of Unisafe Tours in Agra, India. As an NTA Ambassador, Christian sends a welcome email to association newcomers and offers assistance on how to make the most of their membership. The following is a recent note he sent us. If you have a connection you’d like to share with Courier, email it to Bob Rouse at bob.rouse@ntastaff.com. Just to show you how serious I take my role as ambassador ;) I had the pleasure to welcome Vishal Gupta, owner of our new member Unisafe Tours in India, to our office in Homberg, Germany! When I contacted him for my NTA ambassador job, it turned out that he was in Frankfurt, promoting tours to India. I told him how to take the train to my place and welcomed him just a few hours later. Although we are both incoming suppliers to our countries, we shared sample itineraries and will try to promote each other’s country. And, God’s will, a day later I received a request from a German welfare organization that wants to do a trip to India and show donors the projects they support. Now I know how to do that! Thanks, NTA! Christian 2018 NTA Ambassadors Jim Coggin, Virginia Beach CVB Scott Hartcorn, Shilo Inns Suites Hotels Melody Johnson, Falcon’s Crest Michelle Pino, Northeast Unlimited Tours John Shaffer, Luray Caverns Suzanne Slavitter, CTP, Sports Empire & Authentic California Vacations Christian Utpatel, Terra Lu Travel Willkommen: New member Vishal Gupta of Unisafe Tours India (right) visited NTA Ambassador Christian Utpatel’s office in Germany during a recent business trip to Frankfort. Michael Weinberg, Hiltons of Chicago Clayton Whitehead, CTP, Sports Leisure Vacations Pam Williams, Huntsville, Alabama CVB Save the date: Appointment scheduling opens Sept. 6 Where will you be when perfect matches are made? #TREX18 Register today at NTAonline.com/convention “Our attendance at the convention has provided us with more clients, more business relationships and more ideas.” —Andrew Selinka, Academic Expeditions, NTA member since 2004 16 August/September 2018