Honoring Dick Hamilton

The New Hampshire Travel Council (NHTC) was saddened to hear of the passing of Richard "Dick" Hamilton on July 20, 2022. Dick was one of our organization's original founders and first president. In 1997, Dick was honored with the NHTC Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership, community support, and contributions to the visitor industry over many years. From that day forward, this annual award garnered his name was subsequently known as the Dick Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 1965, Dick worked with the newly formed Ski 93 organization, and then in 1968 began a 35-year tenure as the Executive Director of the White Mountains Attractions Association.  To hear more about his life and career click here.

The New Hampshire Travel Council is an independent organization comprised of a vibrant group of tourism professionals – large and small business owners, nonprofits, lodging and destination marketing organizations – working towards a shared goal: to protect the interests of the travel and tourism industry.

With more than 39 million travelers visiting New Hampshire every year and generating approximately $5.5 billion in spending, it is vital to have an organization advocating and supporting travel and tourism.

We invite you to work with us to safeguard the future of the second largest industry in New Hampshire: travel and tourism!


  • Get involved in NH’s tourism industry
  • Develop connections with tourism and government professionals
  • Enjoy exclusive member benefits and discounts
  • Stay informed on legislative issues affecting the tourism industry

Members of the New Hampshire Travel Council represent a unified voice for the travel and tourism industry. Become a member and join other professionals who understand the importance of the industry. Together we can help shape, advance and protect travel and tourism in New Hampshire!


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