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ASTA appoints Zane Kerby as President and Chief Executive Officer

New chief of American Society of Travel Agents takes the reins in five days ASTA appoints Zane Kerby as President and Chief Executive Officer

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – ASTA announced today that it had appointed Zane Kerby as the Society’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 19.

Burgeoning US Hispanic travel market

Cafe con Leche at Travel Exchange presented by nta and asta Burgeoning US Hispanic travel market

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - NTA and ASTA are hosting their second Hispanics in Travel Caucus on January 22 in Orlando, Florida.

IATA statement following Abu Dhabi conference labeled illusion

ASTA and BTC reject latest IATA claims IATA statement following Abu Dhabi conference labeled illusion

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and Business Travel Coalition (BTC) today rejected emphatically the claim by IATA that the new “standard” it has developed ...

ASTA Board elects Executive Committee

Nina Meyer re-elected as ASTA president and chair ASTA Board elects Executive Committee

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – At its recent meeting at the Travel Retailing & Destination Expo in Los Angeles, ASTA's Board of Directors re-elected Nina Meyer, CTC, MCC, DS, as ASTA President and ...

Tapping into the US Hispanic travel market

NTA and ASTA create task force Tapping into the US Hispanic travel market

PUERTO VALLARTA-RIVIERA NAYARIT, Mexico - In a historic partnership between two visionary travel industry organizations, the NTA-ASTA Hispanic Business Development Task Force met for the first ...

ASTA India Chapter to host International Destinations Expo event

ASTA India Chapter ASTA India Chapter to host International Destinations Expo event

In a bid to showcase India to a large number of international members of American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the India Chapter of ASTA is planning to host the International Destination Expo ...

Tripatini.com announces completion of final preparations for TheTravelBloggerShow

Las Vegas event Coincides with ASTA THETRADESHOW Tripatini.com announces completion of final preparations for TheTravelBloggerShow

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Tripatini.com CEO David Paul Appell today announced the successful completion of final preparations for TheTravelBloggerShow, to be held for the second year in conjunction ...

ASTA Young Professionals Group to gather in Las Vegas

ASTA's Young Professionals Society annual Member’s Only Day ASTA Young Professionals Group to gather in Las Vegas

ASTA's Young Professionals Society (YPS) will again be holding its annual Member’s Only Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at the Topicana Las Vegas.

ASTA asks DOT to defer new baggage fee rules

New baggage fee disclosure rules ASTA asks DOT to defer new baggage fee rules

In a filing submitted to the Department of Transportation (DOT) in response to its Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections final rule, ASTA has asked that the DOT defer the implementation of two ...

ASTA: Changing the way the travel industry meets

American Society Of Travel Agents ASTA: Changing the way the travel industry meets

Alexandria, Va. - ASTA is changing the way the travel industry meets with the newly revamped Travel Retailing & Destination Expo (Las Vegas, Sept.

ASTA has a new face (and voice)

American Society of Travel Agents ASTA has a new face (and voice)

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Tell us your background and how you got involved with the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)?

Tony Gonchar hired to lead ASTA

American Society Of Travel Agents Tony Gonchar hired to lead ASTA

Alexandria, Va. - Today, ASTA is pleased to announce that Tony Gonchar, a travel industry veteran with more than 25 years of global travel industry experience, has accepted the position of ...

Kathy Sudeikis Past President of the American Society of Travel Agents, (ASTA) celebrates life

Cancer Survivor and Travel Champion Kathy Sudeikis Past President of the American Society of Travel Agents, (ASTA) celebrates life

Sandy Dhuyvetter, TravelTalkRADIO

On the cover of Travel Agent Magazine. Kathy Sudeikis joins Sandy on TravelTalkRADIO to talk about her work on the global stage as the foremost spokesperson for the Travel Agent community.

Airline customer service close to nil, eTN poll reveals

Airline Customer Service Airline customer service close to nil, eTN poll reveals

Nelson Alcantara

LAS VEGAS (eTN) – A whopping 93 percent of the total 3197 respondents to an eTurboNews poll claim that airlines are under-performing in terms of customer service.

ASTA announces Maloney's resignation

ASTA ASTA announces Maloney's resignation

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has announced the resignation of William Maloney, CTC, as CEO.

Study: Top 10 US tourist destinations

ASTA Survey Study: Top 10 US tourist destinations

According to a new study by the American Society of Travel Agents, Orlando, Fla., is No. 1 and Las Vegas is No. 2. Those two cities have been the top two destinations for the past eight years.

ASTA members warned to follow DOT advertising rules

Full-Price And Code-Share Advertising ASTA members warned to follow DOT advertising rules

ASTA members are warned to following the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Full-Price and Code-Share advertising rules. Failure to follow these rules may result in steep civil penalties.

ASTA study examines trends in travel agency business

American Society Of Travel Agents ASTA study examines trends in travel agency business

eTN Staff Writer

Whereas some travel agencies were able to weather the past year unscathed, the majority of agencies showed large drops in revenue and transactions, according to the recently-released ASTA Travel ...

ASTA 2011 International Destination Expo to be held in Puerto Rico

Destination Training ASTA 2011 International Destination Expo to be held in Puerto Rico

Ozgur Tore

ASTA announced that San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be the host of the 2011 International Destination Expo. Puerto Rico was chosen for its accessibility to US travelers and its rich history and ...

ASTA praises House action to accelerate credit card reforms

Calls On Senate To Extend Small Business Protections ASTA praises House action to accelerate credit card reforms

eTN Staff Writer

ASTA is praising the US House of Representatives for passing a bill to accelerate the implementation of earlier legislation to protect consumers from abusive and misleading credit card ...

ASTA endorses small business lending bill

Small Business Financing And Investment Act ASTA endorses small business lending bill

eTN Staff Writer

Last week, the House Small Business Committee passed a long-awaited package of reforms to federally-backed small business lending practices.

Best Western and ASTA partner to recruit young professionals

Bolstering Social Media Efforts Best Western and ASTA partner to recruit young professionals

eTN Staff Writer

ASTA and Best Western have partnered to bolster social media efforts to recruit more young professionals into the travel industry.

U. Gary Charlwood awarded travel industry's top honor

Franchising Legend Named To ASTA Hall Of Fame U. Gary Charlwood awarded travel industry's top honor

eTN Staff Writer

Founder of Uniglobe Travel International and franchising legend, U. Gary Charlwood www.ugarycharlwood.com, has been named ...

New York City hotel service fee tax update

American Society Of Travel Agents New York City hotel service fee tax update

eTN Staff Writer

ASTA today issued a clarification to a portion of last week’s member alert on the recently-implemented New York City hotel service fee tax. The revised portion of the alert followds.

United’s cost-shifting plan means fewer choices, little to no consumer protection, higher prices

ASTA Briefing United’s cost-shifting plan means fewer choices, little to no consumer protection, higher prices

eTN Staff Writer

A recent plan by United Airlines to shift its credit card merchant fees and the associated risk onto the backs of consumers and travel agents would undermine the chargeback protection guaranteed ...

ASTA, allies welcome airline assurances

ASTA Statement ASTA, allies welcome airline assurances

Alexandria - ASTA, the Business Travel Coalition (BTC), the Interactive Travel Services Alliance (ITSA) and the National Tour Association (NTA) today responded to statements by the chief executive ...

ASTA installs executive committee

American Society Of Travel Agents ASTA installs executive committee

eTN Staff Writer

Yesterday, at its first virtual board of directors meeting, ASTA’s (American Society of Travel Agents) board reviewed the society’s current position with respect to targeted and year-to-date ...

ASTA President: Travel agents' opposition to United should be sustained

ASTA ASTA President: Travel agents' opposition to United should be sustained

The travel agency industry faces critical challenges— including the ongoing clash with United Airlines over credit card policies— that will place a premium on effective grass roots agent ...

ASTA announces officials election results

American Society Of Travel Agents ASTA announces officials election results

eTN Staff Writer

ASTA announced today the following ASTA members have been certified by George Delanoy, ASTA National Treasurer, as elected to serve in the respective offices indicated.

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