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  • ASTA Responds to “Today Show” Segment on Costco Travel Deals

    Published on : Monday, April 1, 2019

    It has been brought to our attention that The Today Show ran a segment on the value of Costco Travel deals, comparing those deals to Online Travel Agencies (OTA) and direct supplier bookings. We understand and share the concern that …

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  • ASTA Executive Appointed to DOT Task Force

    Published on : Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    Last week, American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) Executive Vice President of Advocacy, Eben Peck, was appointed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to serve as the national travel organization representative for the National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force, …

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  • ASTA Statement on Government Shutdown

    Published on : Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) President and CEO Zane Kerby issues the following statement in response to the ongoing federal government shutdown and its growing impact on the travel industry:   “ASTA calls on Congress and the Administration to …

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  • ASTA and Puerto Rico Invites Travelers to be Part of the Island’s Comeback This Holiday Season

    Published on : Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    As the holidays approach (and millions of vacation days go unused), Americans are seeking ways to make a difference during this time of the year. And, many wonder how they can help their fellow Americans in Puerto Rico. Responding to …

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  • ASTA Statement on Trump Administration’s Updated Cuba Regulations

    Published on : Friday, November 10, 2017

    Eben Peck, Executive Vice President, Advocacy at the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), issues the following statement in response to the newly issued regulations governing trade and travel between the U.S. and Cuba: “We believe in the fundamental principle …

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  • ASTA Announces First Sponsor of Verified Travel Advisor Program

    Published on : Friday, October 6, 2017

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the leading organization representing travel agents and advisors in the U.S., announced today that Hilton will invest $10,000 to support ASTA’s Verified Travel Advisor (VTA) program. The VTA program, which launched last month …

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  • ASTA announced Hilton sponsored VTA program

    Published on : Friday, October 6, 2017

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the leading organization representing travel agents and advisors in the U.S., announced that Hilton will invest $10,000 to support ASTA’s Verified Travel Advisor (VTA) program. The VTA program, which launched last month at …

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  • ASTA Statement on Shooting in Las Vegas

    Published on : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    ASTA President and CEO Zane Kerby issues the following statement in response to the Las Vegas shooting:   “Our hearts go out to the victims, friends and families impacted by yesterday’s horrific attack in Las Vegas. We are sickened by …

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  • ASTA Congratulates the Newly-Elected National Board of Directors

    Published on : Friday, September 8, 2017

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors’ newly-elected Directors-at-Large, who officially began their two-year term at the close of ASTA’s Global Convention in San Diego last week. There were eleven candidates vying …

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  • ASTA Statements on Barcelona Attacks

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Zane Kerby, President & CEO of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), issues the following statement in response to the terrorist attacks in Barcelona yesterday:   “ASTA is sickened by yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Barcelona. Our hearts go out …

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  • ASTA Announces Nominees for Extra Mile, Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

    Published on : Friday, August 4, 2017

    Today the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is pleased to announce the nominees for two top award categories; the Extra Mile Award and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The winner of each award category will be announced at …

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  • The ASTA Global Convention Is Better Than Ever

    Published on : Friday, July 7, 2017

    In less than two months’ time, travel agents from across the globe will converge on the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, August 27-29, for the annual ASTA Global Convention (AGC), where the association plans to chart the course to future for our …

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  • Crystal Becomes Only Luxury Cruise Line To Join ASTA as Platinum Partner

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Crystal announced today its new Platinum Level Partnership with the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), becoming the only luxury cruise line at the Platinum partnership level. The organization is the world’s largest association of travel professionals and travel agent …

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  • ASTA Statement on President Trump’s Cuba Policy Announcement

    Published on : Monday, June 19, 2017

    Zane Kerby, President & CEO of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement of changes to regulations governing trade and travel between the U.S. and Cuba:   “ASTA is disappointed …

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  • Majority of Americans voted in favour of open travel to Cuba

    Published on : Thursday, June 15, 2017

    A new poll showed that about 65% of Americans support policies that expand trade and tourism with Cuba.   Only 18% are in opposition to former President Barack Obama’s policy aimed at easing tensions and travel restrictions between the two …

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  • ASTA Hosts Top Officials from Guizhou Province in Advance of ASTA China Summit

    Published on : Friday, June 2, 2017

    This week the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) welcomed key leaders from China’s Guizhou Province for the purpose of furthering bilateral tourism initiatives and promoting a groundbreaking event bringing together the U.S. and Chinese tourism industry, the ASTA China …

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  • ASTA Enlists Congress in DOL Blacklist Fight

    Published on : Saturday, May 20, 2017

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is praising today’s introduction of The Travel Agent Retail Fairness Act by Representative Francis Rooney (R-FL 19th), which would remove travel agencies from an arbitrary regulatory “blacklist” that blocks them from utilizing an …

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  • ASTA Wraps Up Successful 2017 Destination Expo in Kenya

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) today celebrated the successful start of the ASTA Destination Expo (ADE) in Nairobi, Kenya after an inaugural session in which U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec and Kenyan Secretary of Tourism Najib Balala …

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  • ASTA Announces Promotion of Mark Meader

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) announced today that Mark Meader has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Marketing, Industry Affairs & Education. As Vice President, Industry Affairs since 2015, industry veteran Meader has spearheaded ASTA’s advocacy efforts relating …

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  • Travel Trade Industry Joins Coalition to Combat Wildlife Trafficking Alliance

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), American Society for Travel Agents (ASTA), and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), announced today they will be working to help travelers recognize and avoid purchasing the illegal wildlife products that are decimating global populations of …

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