ATA’s 60th Anniversary Celebration!

Academic Travel Abroad celebrated 60 years in business over this past weekend at Rocky Gap Resort. All employees and their family members were invited to this memorable weekend to pay tribute to this company that not just survived but thrived over the span of decades.

Kicking off the weekend’s activities were group activities by the lake for both kids and adults alike. From there we were off to enjoy all that Rocky Gap resort offers such as kayaking, boating, hiking, tennis, swimming, etc. After drying off and cooling down, we were welcomed to hors d’oeuvres in a beautiful room with an outdoor veranda overlooking the lake.

David Parry, ATA Chairman, started the dinner with remarks on the genesis of the company, its history, challenges, and its bright future. We have weathered many storms over the decades, enjoyed many successes, and in present day we continue to innovate with products and offerings to new markets and in more corners of the world.

Team leaders then gave individual tributes to staff highlighting their skills, contributions, and personality traits (and just when we thought our embarrassing stories would stay within our team.) The evening was capped with dancing and dessert.

The next day we met for breakfast and then ventured out for another day of outdoor activities including kayaking, horseback riding, canoeing, etc.

A big thank you to the 60th anniversary planning committee, Randall, Janet, and Chase for a wonderful job! Here’s to the next 60 years for ATA!


ATA Staff Travel Experiences

We’ve now added a new blog linked from our website ( on the “Our Staff” page on which ATA staff who have recently travelled on one of our tours will now go and write a quick post about their experiences abroad. Check out this new blog and learn about our own recent experiences abroad!

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