What’s Your Big Thing?
“When I plan my tours, I use NTA members. It’s the strength of the organization and its vast supplier and DMO membership that lets an operator like me do big things!”
—Gloria Kenley, Kenley Konnection, NTA member since 1993
2011 was a fun year; a challenging year; a transformative year for the association.
It was NTA’s first year under our self management since 1974. The headquarters moved twice—first into temporary offices and then into our permanent home at 101 Prosperous Place in Lexington, Kentucky. We took Montage to Scotland, held our inaugural Contact in Rhode Island and will head to Vegas for Convention ’11.
Hopefully, you’ve been there with us along the way, either in attendance or through shared takeaways and photos in Courier, in Tuesday or on Facebook and Twitter.
Those are some of the big things we worked on this year at headquarters. We’ve also been planning and arranging and meeting and number-crunching on projects for 2012, 2013 and beyond.
And this has been our focus throughout: How can we help our members do big things? Or . . . continue to do big things. Because we’ve heard the stories from you and you’re doing some pretty remarkable stuff out there.
Despite economic challenges, earthquakes, hurricanes and fires, tours still departed, companies launched new and successful brands, and we’ve heard from some that you are back at work full time, having had to pull back due to the tough economy. Those are all big things.
As your association, we want to provide the new business opportunities, the partnering arenas, the most useful education and the best Business Builders to help you achieve your next big thing. Tell us what it is. Let us know what you want to achieve in your business (or in your life!).
They say a goal is just a dream with a timeline. So, share your goals/dreams with your industry peers so we can do big things together.