Industry-specific associations can help you research hard-to-find details about the industry you're in and offer valuable networking opportunities with business owners and experts. Check out this growing list of leisure industry associations.

National Bar & Restaurant Management Association (NBRMA)
Formed from two publications, Nightclub & Bar and Restaurant Marketing, the NBRMA provides its members with educational programs, services, and networking opportunities that help restaurant, bar, and hospitality professionals increase revenues and profits.

Hotel & Catering International Management Association (HCIMA)
HCIMA is an international organization representing managers and potential managers in the hospitality industry, from hotels, contract catering, restaurants, and pubs to hospitals, schools, and armed-services catering.

American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)
ASTA members include travel agents and the companies whose products they sell including tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. The association strives to enhance the professionalism and profitability of members through representation in industry and government affairs, education and training, and by meeting the needs of the traveling public.

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