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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

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

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 for

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 Chair.

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 time in

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 (IDE

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 with t

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

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 rules

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)

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

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 CEO.

Kathy Sudeikis Past President of the American Society of Travel Agents,...

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

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

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

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

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

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 Agenc

ASTA 2011 International Destination Expo to be held in Puerto Rico

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 culture.

ASTA praises House action to accelerate credit card reforms

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 policies.

ASTA endorses small business lending bill

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

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

Founder of Uniglobe Travel International and franchising legend, U. Gary Charlwood www.ugarycharlwood.com, has been named to the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Hall of Fame.

New York City hotel service fee tax update

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,...

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 consu

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 off

ASTA installs executive committee

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 goals

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 response,

ASTA announces officials election results

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.