Mission Statement
To promote America’s national parks as one of the world’s premier travel destinations in order to increase visitor appreciation and use of these treasured landscapes and educational resources by enlisting the best of public and private partnerships.

NPPC Market Positioning

The National Parks Promotion Council (NPPC) assists the National Park Service  (NPS) in establishing public/private partnerships that support promotion of visitation to America’s national parks.  In doing so, the NPPC involves park partners, including state tourism offices, gateway communities and destination marketing organizations, park concessionaires and park-related businesses, and top travel companies that provide travel and tourism services related to the national parks.

NPPC Industry Leadership

The NPPC is led by industry figures including Terry MacRae, Hornblower Cruises & Events; Derrick Crandall, National Parks Hospitality Association; Gerry Gabrys, Guest Services Inc.; Jonathon Simon, Van Ness-Feldman; Betsy O’Rourke, Xanterra Parks & Resorts; Audrey Peterman, Earthwise Productions; Jeri Duran, Montana Tourism; Bob Gilbert, Captivation Marketing; and Sue Cronin, NPPC Executive Director, John Poimiroo, NPPC CEO Emeritus.  The NPPC membership roster represents a cross-section of the nation and all organizations that touch the national parks.  All are committed to cooperating to ensure that America’s National Parks are positioned as the best destinations to truly experience America.

NPPC – Bylaws

NPPC – Articles of Incorporation

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National Geographic Travel Photography


We enlist the power of partnerships to promote visitation to America’s national parks!