A Year of Firsts! As 2022 comes to a close, we look back on the many ways that our year astonished, changed, and motivated us! In Educational Travel We operated over 40 programs in 2022, and 14 were with new partners! These included Wondrium, Boca Grande Community Center, ArtNews, Zagat, Decanter, Chautauqua, Road & Track […]
ATA’s Program Team has the company’s dual priorities of sustainability and diversity & inclusion at the front of their minds when they design new programs. These goals are connected, as poverty and inequity are threats to sustainability and marginalized communities are disproportionately affected by the effects of climate change. Therefore, when we find partner organizations who are interested in uplifting underrepresented voices and developing products to ensure travel experiences are more inclusive of and speak to these audiences, we are also considering the impact these programs will have on the environment. So how exactly does our Program team weave these themes into new programs?
In late October, Hector Cruz Feliciano, Director of Latin American Programs at ATA’s study abroad division (CET), and I met in Havana for a week of exploration. Our goal was to see…
At the time of writing, we had over 20 programs heading out on adventures for a diverse group of partners—from celebrity chefs, to universities, to museums all over the country. And with 28% of Americans planning fall vacations this year, we’re excited about what’s yet to come.
Quarter two has kept us in good company! We launched our new travel program with A+E Television Network’s HISTORY® Channel. As any partner who works with ATA knows, we love to delve deep into the history of a place and provide context through experts who accompany the groups.
Each year, leaders in the travel industry travel to Washington, DC to educate policymakers and advocate for the needs and interests of the industry at Destination Capitol Hill—a two-day program that includes a legislative day and a second day of advocacy training, guest speakers, and industry networking.