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The web links below may be useful for students and professionals needing quick access to information or contacts in the field. Several state, national, and international professional associations are also listed.

The World Tourism Organization (WTO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and practical source of tourism know-how.

The Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory is a guide to official tourist information sources: government tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and similar organizations that provide free, accurate, and unbiased travel information to the public. Businesses such as travel agents, tour operators, and hotels are not included.

The Virginia Tourism Commission website includes information for travelers and industry partners.

The Maryland Tourism Office website offers information about destinations and attractions in our neighboring state.

The U.S. Travel Association is a public voice and political liaison for the entire industry and a recognized source of travel research, exclusive statistics and analyses.

The Travel Industry Dictionary is a service to the travel industry community by the publishers of a home study course for home-based travel agents.

The Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) advocates standards and promotes the application of quality travel and tourism research and marketing information.

The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries of the US Department of Commerce provides US inbound/outbound and international statistics, federal government level tourism policies, and tourism news.

The Resort and Commercial Recreation Association (RCRA) serves students and professionals working in commercial recreation enterprises and resort settings.

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is a nonprofit international association of professionals in the meetings management industry.