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Travel agents from North America visit Israel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 20, 2019

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Conference for Senior Tourism Agents from the United States took place at the ... Read More

IGLTA signs ASTA as its official partner for New York City event

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2019

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) announced today that the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) will serve as the ... Read More

ASTA appoints Zane Kerby as President and Chief Executive Officer

editor editor- February 14, 2013

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

Burgeoning US Hispanic travel market

editor editor- December 19, 2012

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

IATA statement following Abu Dhabi conference labeled illusion

editor editor- October 24, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and Business Travel Coalition (BTC) today rejected emphatically the claim ... Read More

ASTA Board elects Executive Committee

editor editor- September 11, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – At its recent meeting at the Travel Retailing & Destination Expo in Los Angeles, ASTA's Board of ... Read More

Tapping into the US Hispanic travel market

editor editor- March 27, 2012

PUERTO VALLARTA-RIVIERA NAYARIT, Mexico - In a historic partnership between two visionary travel industry organizations, the NTA-ASTA Hispanic Business Development ... Read More

ASTA India Chapter to host International Destinations Expo event

editor editor- September 22, 2011

In a bid to showcase India to a large number of international members of American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), ... Read More

Tripatini.com announces completion of final preparations for TheTravelBloggerShow

editor editor- September 10, 2011

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Tripatini.com CEO David Paul Appell today announced the successful completion of final preparations for TheTravelBloggerShow, to ... Read More

ASTA Young Professionals Group to gather in Las Vegas

editor editor- August 20, 2011

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

ASTA asks DOT to defer new baggage fee rules

editor editor- July 13, 2011

In a filing submitted to the Department of Transportation (DOT) in response to its Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections final rule, ... Read More

ASTA: Changing the way the travel industry meets

editor editor- July 1, 2011

Alexandria, Va. - ASTA is changing the way the travel industry meets with the newly revamped Travel Retailing & Destination ... Read More

ASTA has a new face (and voice)

editor editor- February 25, 2011

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

Tony Gonchar hired to lead ASTA

editor editor- December 14, 2010

Alexandria, Va. - Today, ASTA is pleased to announce that Tony Gonchar, a travel industry veteran with more than 25 ... Read More

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

- November 5, 2010

On the cover of Travel Agent Magazine. Kathy Sudeikis joins Sandy on TravelTalkRADIO to talk about her work on the ... Read More

Airline customer service close to nil, eTN poll reveals

editor editor- June 28, 2010

LAS VEGAS (eTN) – A whopping 93 percent of the total 3197 respondents to an eTurboNews poll claim that airlines ... Read More

ASTA announces Maloney’s resignation

editor editor- March 18, 2010

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

Study: Top 10 US tourist destinations

editor editor- March 2, 2010

According to a new study by the American Society of Travel Agents, Orlando, Fla., is No. 1 and Las Vegas ... Read More

ASTA members warned to follow DOT advertising rules

editor editor- December 9, 2009

ASTA members are warned to following the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Full-Price and Code-Share advertising rules. Failure to follow these ... Read More

ASTA study examines trends in travel agency business

editor editor- December 2, 2009

Whereas some travel agencies were able to weather the past year unscathed, the majority of agencies showed large drops in ... Read More

ASTA 2011 International Destination Expo to be held in Puerto Rico

editor editor- December 1, 2009

ASTA announced that San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be the host of the 2011 International Destination Expo. Puerto Rico was ... Read More

ASTA praises House action to accelerate credit card reforms

editor editor- November 17, 2009

ASTA is praising the US House of Representatives for passing a bill to accelerate the implementation of earlier legislation to ... Read More

ASTA endorses small business lending bill

editor editor- October 28, 2009

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

Best Western and ASTA partner to recruit young professionals

editor editor- September 16, 2009

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

U. Gary Charlwood awarded travel industry’s top honor

editor editor- September 14, 2009

Founder of Uniglobe Travel International and franchising legend, U. Gary Charlwood www.ugarycharlwood.com, has been named to the American Society of ... Read More

New York City hotel service fee tax update

editor editor- September 9, 2009

ASTA today issued a clarification to a portion of last week’s member alert on the recently-implemented New York City hotel ... Read More

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

editor editor- September 2, 2009

A recent plan by United Airlines to shift its credit card merchant fees and the associated risk onto the backs ... Read More

ASTA, allies welcome airline assurances

editor editor- September 1, 2009

Alexandria - ASTA, the Business Travel Coalition (BTC), the Interactive Travel Services Alliance (ITSA) and the National Tour Association (NTA) ... Read More

ASTA installs executive committee

editor editor- August 8, 2009

Yesterday, at its first virtual board of directors meeting, ASTA’s (American Society of Travel Agents) board reviewed the society’s current ... Read More

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

editor editor- August 7, 2009

The travel agency industry faces critical challenges— including the ongoing clash with United Airlines over credit card policies— that will ... Read More

ASTA announces officials election results

editor editor- July 24, 2009

ASTA announced today the following ASTA members have been certified by George Delanoy, ASTA National Treasurer, as elected to serve ... Read More

United Airlines update: ASTA victorious in getting agents 60-day extension

editor editor- July 22, 2009

On Friday, July 17, United Airlines informed those agents whose merchant fee privileges it intended to revoke effective July 20, ... Read More

ASTA asks United Airlines to rescind new credit card policy

editor editor- June 30, 2009

Chris Russo, ASTA president, sends a letter to David Myrick, vice president of sales for the Americas at United Airlines, ... Read More

United terminates some agents’ access to credit card tickets

editor editor- June 26, 2009

ASTA has received confirmation that United Air Lines has terminated some agencies’ right to process credit card transactions effective July ... Read More

Caution: supplier payments during the liquidity crisis

editor editor- June 17, 2009

With today's economic challenges, and particularly the reduced availability of credit, some suppliers and tour companies may be unable to ... Read More