World Tourism Organization - WTO - an intergovernmental organization that serves as a global forum for tourism policy and issues.

International Student Travel Confederation - ISTC - a nonprofit confederation of student travel organisations around the world whose focus is to develop, promote and facilitate travel among young people and students.

International Air Transport Association - IATA - a trade association representing and serving the airline industry world-wide.

Pacific Asia Travel Association - PATA - a non-profit travel trade association serving government tourist offices, airlines, hotels and other travel-related companies throughout the Pacific Asia region.

The Travel Industry Association of America - TIA - a non-profit, national association that represents and speaks for the common interests and concerns of all components of the U.S. travel industry.

National Tour Association - NTA - a trade group for U.S. tour operators and related businesses.

American Bus Association - ABA - a trade association representing motorcoach and tour companies, travel and tourism organizations, and suppliers of bus products and services in the U.S. and Canada.

The International Ecotourism Society - TIES promotes ecotourism, conservation and sustainable development.

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers - A non-profit organization that provides medical information for countries around the world, as well as associated English speaking doctors in 300+ cities.

Airports Council International - The international association of the world's airports. ACI fosters cooperation among its member airports and with other partners in world aviation, including governmental, airline and aircraft manufacturing organizations.

World Travel and Tourism Council - WTTC - an international organization of travel industry executives promoting travel and tourism worldwide.

The Federation of International Youth Travel Organisations - FIYTO - an open, world-wide, non-political and non-sectarian travel trade association advocating the special identity of young travellers, and their right to flexible, affordable travel and travel-related services.

Society for the Advancement of Travelers with Handicaps - SATH - a non-profit educational organization that represents travelers with disabilities and promotes the creation of a barrier-free environment throughout all segments of the travel and tourism industry.

Travel and Tourism Research Association - TTRA - an international professional organization comprised of providers and users of travel and tourism research.

African Travel & Tourism Association - ATTA promotes the tourism products of members with destinations within Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

International Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus - IACVB - promotes professional practices in the solicitation and servicing of meetings and conventions.

Airports Council International North America - ACI-NA represents local, regional and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada.

Caribbean Tourism Organization - CTO is a trade organization whose main objective is the development of sustainable tourism for the economic and social benefit of Caribbean people.

Student and Youth Travel Association - SYTA - a non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student & youth travel.

Air Transport Association - ATA - the national trade organization of the principal U.S. airlines, promoting and supporting the air transport industry.

Society of Incentive and Travel Executives - SITE - a worldwide organization of business professionals dedicated to the recognition and development of motivational and performance improvement strategies of which travel is a key component.

International Council of Cruise Lines - ICCL - a trade organization that participates in the regulatory and policy development process to ensure a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment.

United States Tour Operators Association - USTOA - a professional association representing the tour operator industry, composed of tour companies who conduct business in the U.S.

OpenTravel Alliance - OTA - a trade group developing a common standard for the exchange of information within the travel industry.

International Federation for Information Technology and Tourism - IFITT - an international organization that promotes discussion about information technologies in the field of tourism.

National Business Travel Association - The NBTA represents the interests of corporate travel managers and travel service providers in the U.S.

Airlines Reporting Corporation - ARC handles airline ticket distribution, control and settlement and controls accreditation of travel agencies that issue airline tickets.

Regional Airline Association - The RAA represents U.S. regional airlines and the suppliers of products and services that support the industry, before federal and state agencies.

Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA - the official trade organization of the cruise industry of North America. It offers support and training for the travel agent community, including the Cruise Counsellor Certification Program. (Requires flash player.)

Green Globe 21 - The Worldwide Programme for Sustainable Travel and Tourism. Green Globe 21 specialises in developing environmental management and awareness for the Travel and Tourism industry and provides practical means through which companies can improve their environmental performance.

European Regions Airline Association - ERAA - the representative body for regional air transport throughout Europe. It currently represents 78 airlines and 49 airports.

Association of Corporate Travel Executives - ACTE - a professional association representing corporate travel managers and travel service providers in 29 countries.

International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association - IGLTA - a trade association committed to growing and enhancing its members' gay and lesbian tourism business through education, promotion and networking.

Arab Air Carriers Organization - AACO is the regional association of the Arab Airlines. It is a non-profit organization with a mission to assist its member airlines to achieve safer and more economical operations.

Central European Countries Travel Association - CECTA - a trade organization promoting the Central European region's travel and tourist destinations and services.

Association for Tourism and Leisure Education - ATLAS is a global network of universities with research and education interests in tourism and leisure. It conducts research in cultural tourism, sustainable tourism, ICT, human resources, and SMEs.

The International Bureau of Social Tourism - BITS - promotes the right of all to leisure, holidays and tourism.

Passenger Vessel Association - PVA - a national association representing the interests of owners and operators of dinner cruise vessels, sightseeing and excursion vessels, gaming boats, car and passenger ferries, private charter vessels, and overnight cruise ships under U.S., state, or Canadian regulations.

Adventure Travel Society - ATS - dedicated to promoting natural resource sustainability, economic viability and cultural integrity through sustainable tourism development.

Society Of Government Travel Professionals - SGTP - a national, non-profit association for Government travel / finance managers, suppliers and travel agents in the U.S. travel market.

Travel Technology Initiative - TTI facilitates the development of open standards for the exchange of electronic data between tour operators, airlines, ferries, hotels and rail operators.

International Association of Tour Managers Ltd - IATM - a professional Association of experienced Tour Managers and Travel Guides

Association of Travel Marketing Executives - ATME - a professional, non-profit association of executives with vital responsibilities in the marketing of tourism and travel worldwide.

Travel Media Association of Canada - TMAC - a national trade association representing members of the communications media who are involved at a professional level in the dissemination of information about travel.

International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators - ISTTE - an international organization of educators in travel, tourism, and related fields representing all levels of educational institutions.

Interactive Travel Services Association - ITSA - an online travel industry trade group devoted to eliminating barriers to growth and protecting consumers.

Small Business Hospitality Association - SBHA is dedicated to networking and professionalism throughout the small business hospitality industry.

International Association of Tourism Co-operatives - TICA - promotes the development of co-operative tourism locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

Latin American Travel Association - LATA - a trade organization that promotes travel and tourism in Latin America.

American Sightseeing International - ASI - worldwide association of sightseeing, tour and charter companies with members in most tourism areas. Allied with WATA.

Tourism Industry Conference 2002 in British Columbia - Program and online registration for this conference to be held Feb 27 to Mar 1, 2002.

North West CruiseShip Association - NWSA - a not-for-profit association working on behalf of the nine member lines to build positive relationships with communities and government agencies and to develop strong partnerships with communities and business in Canada, Alaska and the Pacific North West.

Philippine Travel Agencies Association - PTAA - a national organization of Philippine travel agencies, tour operators, hotels, airlines, restaurants, resorts and other tourism-oriented establishments.

The Association of Car Rental Industry Systems Standards - ACRISS is a European Economic Interests Group, which has been setting display standards for the car rental industry via global distribution systems since 1989.