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Associations impact Economic Development, Travel, Trade and Tourism
by Jerry W. Bird

Professional and trade associations are our magazines' FIRST LINE of distribution, and we publish in partnership with several of them.
The above photos are from the annual Municipal Marketplace by the UBCM, celebrating it's 100th Anniversary this year. The Africa Travel Association, whose magazine we've produced since 1995 is high on our list. Then there's the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway Association, which gave me the opportunity of writing the text for their 72-page magazine "Yellowhead It," and being keynote speaker at their 56th Convention in Edmonton. Others include Canada's Propane Gas Industry, the RV Industry and Manufactured Home Industry, among others, We've represented regional, national and international associations for decades, often serving on the executive in a marketing communications capacity, generating publicity or organizing conventions. in time, we will provide links to more of those organizations listed below. we invite profiles on your association. E-mail us at airhwy@dowco.com


Adventure Travel Society (ATS)
Africa Travel Association (ATA).
We've been members and partners for 7 years..
Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (AST)
American Bus Association. (ABA)
We've featured ABA's 100 top North American Festivals and Events for many years.
American Society of Travel Agents - ASTA . Affiliated through ATA..
Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC)
The late Joe C. Whitehead, our Editorial Board Chairman, pioneered trade with the Asia Pacific region and set the stage for our APEC '97 edition.
Association of Retail Travel Agents (ARTA . Affiliated through ATA.
BC Aviation Council: Our editor has been a key speaker at BCAC events.
BC and Yukon Hotels Association:
(BCYHA) Provided distribution for our magazines.
Certified General Accountants' Association: Our editor designed, developed and launched national advertising and awareness campaigns for CGA's computerized education program.
Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). Affiliated through ATA .
Council of Forest Industries: (COFI) Major sponsor of our new edition "The Forestry Scene"
Council of Tourism Associations - British Columbia (COTA).
We've attended and report on this fine organization's events for years.
International Air Transport Association (IATA): Our editors participated and distributed Air Highways Magazines and Supermaps at their Airport Management Convention.
International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP).
International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT). We have actively supported this worthy organization and its founder Louis D'amore for several years. Affiliated through ATA.
La Francophonie: French Speaking countries and areas. (get details). Associate Muguette Goufrani Editor is a member and focuses on Francophone Travel Destinations.
Manufactured Housing Industry: Our editor handled the public relations Canada-wide for the National Association, plus advertising for several major manufacturers for over a decade.

Meeting Professionals Association (CMPA). We participated in their national convention.
Oceans Blue Foundation Details . President and founder Rick Antonson was a key speaker at our Air and Marine Tourism Conference in 1998.
Organization of Africans in the Americas (OAA)
Write: 1234 Mass Ave, NW, Suite C-1007, Washington, DC 20005,
Tel: 202-638-1662, Fax: 202-638-1667
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Our editors have worked as volunteers.
Propane Gas Association of Canada (PGAC) . Our editor was a consultant to this organization and served the propane gas industry in Canada and the USA for a decade, producing a full library of marketing and safety training, films.

Society for the Advancement of the Handicapped
Affiliated through ATA.
World Tourism Organization (WTO). Affiliated through ATA..
World Air Cargo Association: Our editors participated in a recent convention.,
Visionairies: http://www.visionaries.org/

Adventure Cycling Association
Adventure Travel Trade Association
Air Courier Association
Air Line Pilots Association
Air Transport Assn of America
Airports Council International
American & Intl Assoc.
of Airport Executives (AAAE)
Allied Pilots Association
American Association of Private
Railroad Car Owners
American Bed & Breakfast Assn
American Hotel & Motel Association
American Mountain Guides Assn
American Rental Association
American Resort Development Assn
American Sightseeing International
American Society of Association Executives
American Travel Foundation
Association for Safe International Road Travel
Association of Business Travellers
Association of Conference and Events Directors
Association of Destination Management Executives
Association of Travel Marketing Executives
Association of Corporate Travel Executives
Casino Management Association
Center For Travel And Tourism
Christian Travellers International
Computerized Airline Sales & Marketing Organization
Connecting: Solo Travel Network
Corporate Hospitality & Event Association
Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education
Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA
Department of Transportation (U.S)
Dude Ranch Association
European Association for Tourism and Leisure Education
European Regions Airline Association (ERAA)
Federation Of Indian Pilots
Flight Safety Foundation
Frequent Travel Marketing Association
Globetrotters Club
Green Hotels Association
Green Tourism Association
Group Leaders of AmericaGuild of Business Travel Agents
Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals
Hospitality Industry Technology Association
Hospitality Industry Technology Integration Standards
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International
Hospitality Technology Network
Hotel & Catering International Management Association
Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association
Hotel, Catering & International Management Association
Incentive Travel & Meetings Association
Independent Travel Agent Nework
Indian Ocean Tourism Organization
Institute of Certified Travel Agents - ICTA
Inter-Sectoral Unit for Tourism, Organization of American States
Interactive Travel Services Association
International Airline Passengers Association
International Airlines Travel Agent Network - IATAN


Some of the following association links to be connected later
Since this page is maintained by volunteers, it may take a while before all of the links are completed, however you'll find details on most names (below)

International Association for Exposition Management

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers

International Association of Air Travel Couriers

International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions

International Association of Assembly Managers Inc. (IAAM)

International Association of Conference Centers - IACC

International Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus

International Association of Fairs & Expositions

International Association of Hispanic Meeting Professionals

International Civil Aviation Organization

International Council on Monuments & Sites

International Exhibitors Association

International Federation of Information Technology and Tourism

International Federation of Women's Travel Organizations

International Festivals & Events Association

International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association

International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association

International Hotel & Restaurant Association

International Hotel Association - IHA

International Independent Meeting & Event Planners Network

International Institute of Convention Management

International Meetings Association
International Motorcoach Network
International Society for Gay and Lesbian Meeting Planners

International Society for Hospitality Consultants

International Society of Meeting Planners

International Society of Women Airline Pilots

International Special Events Society
International Taxicab and Livery Association
Italian Airline Pilots Association
Japan Association of Travel Agents
Les Clefs d'Or USA
Luggage & Leather Goods Manufacturers of America
Meeting Industry Association
Motorcycle Riders Foundation
National Air Traffic Controllers Association

National Association of Commissioned Travel Agents
National Association of Cruise Only Agencies
National Association of Independent Meeting Planners
National Association of Railroad Passengers
National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds
National Business Aircraft Association
National Business Travel Association
National Concierge Association
National Limousine Association
National Motorists Association
National Restaurant Association
National Speakers Association
National Tour Association
National Tourism Foundation
National Parks and Conservation Association

National Travel Exchange
Pacific Rim Institute of Tourism
Partners in Tourism
Passenger Vessel Association
Professional Convention Management Association Professionals
Regional Airline Association (RAA)
Society of American Travel Writers
Society of Collegiate Travel Managers of Innkeepers
Society of American Travel Writers
Society of Collegiate Travel Managers
Western Fairs Association
Women's Travel Association
World Airlines Clubs Association
World Association of Travel Agencies Network (WATA)
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Tourism Foundation
World Travel and Tourism Council - WTTC
World Waterpark Association