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About Randy Julian

Randy JulianNTA Chairman and CEO

Randy Julian is president of Julian Tours, located in Alexandria, Virginia, and currently serves as the chairman and CEO of the National Tour Association. NTA has a global membership of tourism professionals involved in the growth and development of the packaged travel industry.

Julian founded Julian Tours with his brother, Mark, in 1980, and today the company operates student and leisure packages throughout the United States and Canada. Julian Tours serves as a receptive operator for Washington, D.C., and serves the student market with curriculum-based educational tours. The company also wholesales to tour operators and travel agents.

Julian, who is a more than 20-year veteran of NTA, has served the association’s Board of Directors over the past five years. He has received NTA’s “Bulldog of the Year” award for his government relations activities, and he has served in a wide variety of volunteer capacities over the years.

Outside of NTA, Julian volunteers with a number of national and global travel trade organizations as well as local organizations in suburban Washington, D.C. He lives in Alexandria with his wife Araxi, daughter Nicole and beagle Maggie.