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W. James Host - 1998 Inductee

Host Communications W. James Host was the first inductee into the National Tourism Foundation’s Hall of Fame in 1998 for his unparalleled commitment to the National Tour Association, the Foundation and the travel industry as a whole. During the 1998 NTA Annual Convention in St. Louis, delegates honored Mr. Host at a reception given in his honor. Attendees made contributions to the Foundation, with the proceeds going to the Pat & Jim Host Scholarship Fund. The reception was a great success raising $15,000 for the scholarship endowment. In all, 100 people attended the event and more than 150 made contributions. The Pat & Jim Host Scholarship, the Foundation’s only renewable scholarship, began awarding in 1999. The scholarship is a $2,000 award presented to an outstanding student studying travel and tourism industry in the state of Kentucky. To find out more about the Pat & Jim Host Scholarship or to make a contribution, contact the Foundation at 800-682- 8886, ext. 4251.