A Kamloops tour operator has been elected to the board of directors of the National Tour Association (NTA), a worldwide organization of travel professionals.
Fraser Neave is director of product development for Wells Gray Tours, based in Kamloops.
He is responsible for planning about 95 tours each year that visit destinations in Canada, the U.S. and dozens of countries around the world.
Neave was elected by about 500 tour operator members of the NTA.
He will serve a three-year term.
The NTA board consists of 17 members representing tour operators, destination marketing organizations and tour suppliers, including hotels, cruise lines, theatres and restaurants.
In 2017, Neave was honoured twice by the NTA when he received the Young Professionals Award in February (at age 25) and the Certified Tour Professional Award in December.
Wells Gray Tours was founded in Kamloops in 1972 by Roland Neave. The company now has five retail offices around B.C. and is the largest outbound tour operator in the province.