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 […]
Behind the Scenes
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?
Like all of you, we’ve watched the events of 2020 and 2021 unfold while travel took a backseat to the health and safety of those around the world. As more and more places reopen, ATA is hard at work ensuring that our partners and guests have a safe travel experience.
A few weeks ago, the commemorations that marked a year since the world went into lock down were a sobering reminder of the pandemic’s toll on our lives, our families, and our industry. Yet when we asked our colleagues around the world about their “silver linings” from the last 12 months, we were inspired by […]
A Day in the Life of Our Reservations Team It’s 5:30 pm and John Scaggs is just getting off a call with a customer. It’s a surprisingly busy afternoon for late August, but the assistant manager of reservations is unfazed. “We get a lot of a last-minute reservations for fall trips at this time of year,” he […]