2023 Year in Review
After over two years of disruption in the travel industry, the past 12 months have felt as close as possible to a “normal” year. But what did that really look like? We launched new partnerships, prioritized diversity and sustainability efforts, and curated many educational travel experiences at home and abroad. Read more about ATA’s eventful 2023 here.
Quality Over Quantity
What if you could work 30 hours a week and still be considered a full time employee? Last year we did just that and piloted an innovative “Reduced Hours Work” schedule. Staff worked 30 hours a week, whenever possible, while retaining full-time pay and benefits.
Our philosophy is that a life well-balanced between work and play is a more productive and happier one, both on and off the clock. The results have been astounding! Read the full blog post with staff stories in their own words here.
The Post and Courier Travel Launch
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with The Post and Courier, one of the South’s oldest newspapers based in Charleston, South Carolina, and the launch of The Post and Courier Travel program. In November, our own ATA Vice President, Chase Poffenberger, had the pleasure of attending their highly anticipated launch event. The response from attendees was extraordinary, with the event quickly selling out. Attendees were eager to learn about the trips, and their first departure sold out within days of the event.
Taking the helm of this new venture is Autumn Phillips, the Editor-in-Chief of The Post and Courier. She handpicked each destination and will be leading the first trips to Ireland, Rwanda, Cuba, Morocco, and Cambodia. Learn more about Autumn’s vision for the program and The Post and Courier’s exciting travel offerings here.
History Comes Alive in the Eternal City
In October, we had the privilege to send 130 members of the Daughters of the American Revolution on an unforgettable journey to Rome to honor those who aided America’s fight for freedom. Highlights included an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican, an after-hours tour of the Sistine Chapel, a wreath laying ceremony, and a meeting with the U.S. Ambassador.
By forging new connections and reaffirming shared history between nations, this trip empowered attendees with a deeper understanding of the nearly 250-year-old society and its mission to preserve America’s story. Want to learn more about this transformative experience? Read the full story here.