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.
In October 2020, we shared our Anti-Racist Action Plan (ARAP)—a 10-year roadmap to becoming a more equitable and inclusive organization that better serves our students, travelers, employees, and communities. This initiative was created in solidarity towards the Black Lives Matter movement and in recognition of the extreme prejudice directed at Black, Indigenous, and People of […]
A Productive Year as Board Chair Chase Poffenberger, ATA’s Executive Vice President, just finished her year as the Board Chair of the National Tour Association (NTA). She focused her energy in this critical recovery year on the Association’s work in sustainability and advocacy for the travel industry. On her watch, NTA formalized a permanent Diversity, […]
A Year In Recovery Closing the books on 2021 looks vastly different than a year ago. I’m delighted to report that our recovery in travel and international education is underway! ATA in the World In 2021, often despite long odds and unique challenges, we made travelers’ and students’ travel dreams come true in many places […]
ATA Partners with ARTnews We are pleased to announce our partnership with ARTnews and share in the unveiling of their new travel program! Beginning in 2022, ARTnews will take readers across the globe to explore vibrant cities through the lens of art. The first departures will take readers to Santa Fe, Berlin, South Korea, and […]
Building Back! While ATA’s study abroad division, CET Academic Programs, has managed to run many virtual and several on-site programs in 2020 and 2021, this fall season will see the most robust return to in-person programs since the beginning of the pandemic across the company. Chef Edward Lee led ATA’s first trip since March 2020—a […]