8 InBrief Are you request-ready ? | Advance your industry knowledge through NTA ’ s CTP program | A busy October is on tap for NTA staff , members
10 Relating to Government Officials in Washington , D . C ., continue to discuss security issues , tourism promotion and infrastructure modernization , and those talks could lead to positive results for the travel industry .
12 2016 international visitation , spending in the U . S . revealed The U . S . National Travel and Tourism Office released the final 2016 inbound tourism numbers , and , while spending and visitation saw slight declines , travel continues to be the largest services export in America .
14 ‘ Star Trek ’ was right Social media expert Beth Ziesenis recommends four tools that have taken language translation well beyond the Universal Translator from the famous TV show .
15 NTA Working for You Jennifer Aiken of the Charleston Area CVB offers a primer to get you ready for Contact ’ 18 , which will take place in the coastal South Carolina city from April 18 to 21 .
16 The Interview Terry Soto , an expert on multiculturalism , shares insights and offers suggestions to help travel professionals better understand and reach this rapidly expanding market .
18 NTA Working for You NTA ’ s Anna Pettus reflects on three of the favorite things she experienced on her recent trip to San Antonio .
20 What ’ s On A mecca for marine life If you like Via Ferrata Putting the new in New York City
41 Courier ’ s Guide to Theaters
50 Meet the Members Belize Nature Getaway | Plimoth Plantation | Pikes Peak Cog Railway | Explore Asheville
52 Community News
54 New Members
55 Ad Index / NTA Events Calendar
56 AfterWords A Travel Exchange-kindled friendship yields idea-sharing and inspiration between two New England members .
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