ATA Partners with Charleston’s Post and Courier Editor-in-Chief on a new travel initiative. Last summer, Autumn Phillips, Editor-in-Chief of the Post and Courier, called and asked us to help her launch a travel program for Post and Courier subscribers and their friends and family. Autumn is an accomplished writer and traveler
What better way to explore a country than through food? What started as the occasional food tour swiftly evolved into a robust lineup of culinary experiences. This thriving travel segment is in high demand and has become an integral part of our business.
We stand in shock, horror and solidarity with all those who have lost lives and loved ones, or suffered unmentionable violence over this tragic weekend. While the history of the region is complex, there is no nuance when crimes against humanity occur. We treasure all innocent lives, whether Israeli or Palestinian. In war, there are […]
Senior Leaders: Lessons from the Road by Kate Simpson, President Crafting beautiful itineraries is our forte, yet we all know that the real magic happens when we hand the reins to our travel directors–those who are charged with making it all come to life. This fall, two senior leaders in our study abroad division were […]
The Case FOR Travel: Life Enriched by Kate Simpson, President There was quite a brouhaha in the world of travel writing this summer. A professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago, Agnes Callard, wrote a piece in The New Yorker published at the end of June and entitled The Case Against Travel. Ross Douthat […]
ATA’s Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Action Plan consists of specific long-term goals to work towards transforming our workplace, programs, and industries to be more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive. Every employee contributes to this work, and at the end of every year we come together as an organization to evaluate our progress. Department leaders’ progress reports and goals for the future are evaluated anonymously by volunteers at every level of the organization before being published in preparation for the next year’s work. After two years of hard work, intensive review, and lessons learned, we expanded the scope of our work, originally called the Anti-Racist Action Plan.