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December 2017 4 From the Editor 6 Voices of Leadership Business 8  InBrief Tourism Cares projects for 2018 revealed | Destination Capitol Hill registration opening Dec. 1 | ’Tis the season to renew your NTA membership 9  Relating to Government As of Jan. 22, 2018, U.S. travelers must present an ID with advanced security features to board a com- mercial domestic flight. But there are still some states with driver’s licenses that don’t comply with those standards. Find out what that means for travelers. 10  Overseas visitation estimates for U.S. destinations revealed The U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office’s Survey of International Air Travelers provides a snapshot of what cities and what states/terri- tories welcomed the most interna- tional visitors in 2016. 12 W  hen disasters strike When natural disasters happen, local leaders—including tourism profes- sionals—often find themselves on the front lines of keeping the media and travelers informed throughout the recovery process. 14 T  ourism Cares again bringing stu- dents to Travel Exchange Read more about the 13 Tourism Cares scholarship recipients who will be attending Travel Exchange in San Antonio. 15 N  TA Working for You 10 reasons why your NTA member- ship is the most valuable investment you can make in 2018. 18 What’s On Explore Branson’s natural side On a mission in New Mexico Resources 56  NTA Legacy Members This month, your association salutes organizations that have been NTA members for 30 or more consecu- tive years. See the list of all 383 companies starting on page 56. Community 66  Meet the Members Buffalo Bill Center of the West | Jac Travel Ltd. | Ocean City MD CVB | FIELDS TRIPS 68  Community News 70 New Members 71  Ad Index/NTA Events Calendar 72 AfterWords Kristian Sonnier of the New Orleans CVB reflects on his experiences— both professional and personal— with Hurricane Katrina. Courier has used images existing in the public domain or made available from sources including, but not limited to, Flickr and Wikimedia Commons under a Creative Commons Attribution Generic License. The full text of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License is available at bit.ly/1gDYjzM. Images used may have been altered by cropping or adjusted for contrast, saturation, size, color, clarity or otherwise digitally manipulated to meet design specifications. Courier’s use of Creative Commons and public domain images does not constitute or suggest the licensor’s explicit or implied endorsement of Courier, its content, staff, contributors, advertisers or any other use by Courier. NTAonline.com 3