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The 10th Anniversary of 9/11 next month can be expected to attract international attention and the NTA has made a timely effort to help its members service client demand. The NTA notes that following a private ceremony on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 9/11 Memorial will open to the public on September 12, 2011, in New York City. The Memorial opens amid construction on surrounding World Trade Center projects, the NTA notes, and while this construction continues, a timed reservation system will be used to facilitate access.
The 9/11 Memorial welcomes group visits and is taking reservations now, NTA reports. And to learn about the 9/11 Memorial, how to arrange parking and visitor passes for member tour operators groups and what to expect on the visit to the 9/11 Memorial, the NTA is offering a webinar at 4 p.m. ET on Aug. 11 for a 30-minute briefing.To reserve a spot in the webinar, e-mail [email protected]. Ken Goode is NTA's communications and marketing coordinator.
The NTA also notes a special opportunity surrounding the memorial and museum: NTA members are encouraged to join the travel industry's collective efforts to preserve the Yamasaki model of the World Trade Center, the only remaining architectural presentation. Spearheaded by Tourism Cares, this project will provide a glass case in the 9/11 Museum to protect and display the WTC model as a soaring landmark in the New York skyline. For more information visit http://tourismcares.org/national-911-museum-fundraiser
Information on passes and groups can be found at www.911memorial.org