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Introducing … This page does exactly what the title says. These profession- als represent organizations that recently joined NTA, and along with the other newbies listed on page 54, they give you new business opportunities and broaden your network of indus- try colleagues. NTA’s newest members Travel Tacoma & Pierce County TACOMA, WASHINGTON DMO Only 19 miles south of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Tacoma and Pierce County offer a unique combi- nation of natural beauty and cultural attractions. Home to fabulous muse- ums and majestic Mount Rainier, the area also wows visitors with spectac- ular glaciers and alpine meadows. Lisa Barker Senior tour and travel marketing manager + “I’m an open-water diver who loves to dive every time I travel. I’ve dived with sharks multiple times, including great whites. It’s a thrill!” En Route USA FOLSOM, CALIFORNIA Tour operator En Route USA is a receptive tour operator for French-speaking guests. The company delivers per- sonalized service and handcrafted programs that capture the authentic experiences of traveling in the United States. Christophe Sarafian Director +1.916.208.1726 christophe@ “Born in Paris, I have lived most of my life in California and have worked in tourism for over 30 years. When not traveling, I can be found play- ing pétanque with Club Francais de Sacramento or walking along the American River with my wife, Michelle.” Don’t Forget the List Tripsi Profiles encouraged MEDINA, OHIO LONDON, ONTARIO Tour operator Associate This innovative company specializes in surprise travel as well as mystery and bucket list tours. Think of surprise travel as throwing a dart at a map and going where it lands, only with the peace of mind you’ll end up on the perfectly tailored getaway. Tripsi is a new group travel platform that provides the latest online tech- nologies to tour operators. The plat- form streamlines the management of group travel packages with easy- to-use tools, gives insight into group viability and provides a secure online payment portal. Think of your member profile on NTA Online as a digital ele- vator pitch that other members rely on when making business appointments or conducting online searches. Is your profile up to date? To find out, log in and click the “welcome” words in the upper right corner. Holly Becht Co-owner (on the right, shown with Lisa Buie) +1.330.421.3980 holly@dontforget John Galbraith Co-founder +1.647.712.0553 “After taking a spontaneous road trip involving Mothman, a haunted hotel, a dead cave and epic mountain horse- back ride, we decided we had to plan trips like this for other people.” “I’ve worked in travel and technology for 20 years. In addition to helping tour operators work smarter, I love exploring nature with my wife, dog and an epic soundtrack.” 50 Introducing … presents NTA members who complete their online profile within four months of joining. Organizations are included as profiles are completed. Space constraints may delay inclusion. March 2018