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Professional Associations

A
A4A - Airlines for America
AAAE – American Association of Airport Executives

ABBA – American Bed & Breakfast Association
ABC – Associationn of Bridal Consultants
ABT – Association of Business Travelers
ABTA – Association of British Travel Agents
ACA – American Camping Association
ACED – Association of Conference and Events Directors
ACF – American Culinary Federation
ACOM – Association for Convention Operations Management
ACTE – Association of Corporate Travel Executives
ADJA – American Disc Jockey Association
ADME –Association of Destination Management Executives
AFWPI – Association for Wedding Professionals Intl
AGA – American Gaming Association
AGTA – Airport Ground Transportation Association
AHA – Academy of Hospitality Attorneys
AH&LA – American Hotel and Lodging Association (formerly AH&MA)
AIMSI – Amusement Ind. Manufacturers & Suppliers Intl
AIWF – American Institute of Wine & Food
ARDA – American Resort Development Association – ARDA Nevada
ASTD – American Society for Training & Development

B
Barbeque Association
BCA – Black Culinarians Alliance
Brewers Association

C
CEIR – Center for Exhibition Industry Research
Chaine des Rotisseurs USA
CHRIE – Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education
CIC – Convention Industry Council (formerly CLC)
CIRB – Council of International Restaurant Real Estate Brokers
CMAA – Club Managers Association of America
CNIGA – California Nations Indian Gaming Association

D
DRA – Dude Ranch Assn

E
E2MA - Exhibit & Event Marketers Association (formerly TSEA)
EACA – Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Assn
EHMA – European Hotel Managers Association
EDPA – Exhibit Designers & Producers Association
ES – Ecotourism Society
ESCA – Exposition Service Contractors Association

F
FBTC – Frequent Business Travelers Club
FCG – Food Consultants Group
FTCA – Freighter Travelers Association of America

G
GBTA – Global Business Travel Association
GHA – Green Hotels Association
GRA – Green Restaurant Association

H
HCEA – Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association
HEDNA – Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association
HFTP – Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals – formerly IAHA (International Association of Hospitality Accountants)
HMEA – Hotel Motel Engineers Association
HMP – Hispanic Meeting Professionals
HSMA – Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association Intl
HTOA – Hotel & Tour Operators Association

I
IAAPA – Intl Association Amusement Parks & Attractions
IACC – Intl Association of Conference Centers
IACP – Intl Association of Culinary Professionals
IAEM – Intl Association of Exhibition and Events
IAFE – Intl Association of Fairs and Expositions
IAMAT – Intl Assn for Medical Assistance to Travelers
IATA – Intl Air Transport Association
IAVM - Intl Association of Venue Managers - formerly IAAM (International Association of Assembly Managers)
ICCA – Intl Meetings Association
IEHA – Intl Executive Housekeepers Association
IFEA – Intl Festivals and Events Association
IFSEA – Intl Food Service Executives Association
IFW&TWA – Intl Food Wine and Travel Writers Association
IHRA – Intl Hotel and Resort Association
IPA – Independent Pilots Association
ISHC – Intl Society of Hospitality Consultants
ISES – Intl Special Events Society

L
LPGA – Ladies Professional Golfers Association
LVHA – Las Vegas Hospitality Association

M
MBAA – Master Brewers Association of the Americas
MPI – Meeting Professionals Internationall

N
NACE – National Association of Catering Executives
NATCA – National Air Traffic Controllers Association
NCA – National Concierge Association
NCBMP – National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners
NLA – National Limousine Association
NPCA – National Parks & Conservation Association
NRA – National Restaurant Association

O
OABA – Outdoor Amusement Business Assn

P
PAII – Professional Assn of Innkeepers Intl
PATA – Pacific Air Transport Association
PCA – Personal Chef Association
PCA – Personal Chef Alliance
PCA – Professional Chef Association
PFVA – Pennsylvania Farm Vacation Association
PGA – Professional Golfers Association
PAII – Professional Association of Innkeepers Intl
PCMA – Professional Convention Management Association

S
SISO – Society of Independent Show Organizers
SITE – Society of Incentive & Travel Executives
SODA – Sportsplex Operators & Developers Association
STA – Student Travel Association

T
Tread Lightly – ecotourism association
TSEA – Trade Show Exhibitors Association
TTRA – Travel & Tourism Research Association

U
UAI – Union des Association Internationale
UMA – United Motorcoach Association
USRA – US Route 66 Association
USTOA – United States Tour Operators Association

W
WTO – World Tourism Organization
WTTC – World Travel & Tourism Council
WWA – World Waterpark Association

Thanks to UNLV for compiling this list of associations.

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