Travel agents from North America visit Israel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 20, 2019 21:11

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Conference for Senior Tourism Agents from the United States took place at the initiative of Israel’s Ministry of Tourism last week. About 200 ... Read More

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

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2019 21:15

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) announced today that the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) will serve as the official partner for its Buyer/Supplier Marketplace during its 36th Annual ... Read More

ASTA appoints Zane Kerby as President and Chief Executive Officer

editor editor- February 14, 2013 07:27

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

Burgeoning US Hispanic travel market

editor editor- December 19, 2012 00:44

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 07:12

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 Read More

ASTA Board elects Executive Committee

editor editor- September 11, 2012 03:13

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 ... Read More

Tapping into the US Hispanic travel market

editor editor- March 27, 2012 03:08

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 Read More

ASTA India Chapter to host International Destinations Expo event

editor editor- September 22, 2011 06:49

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 ... Read More

Tripatini.com announces completion of final preparations for TheTravelBloggerShow

editor editor- September 10, 2011 04:14

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 Read More

ASTA Young Professionals Group to gather in Las Vegas

editor editor- August 20, 2011 04:40

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. Read More

ASTA asks DOT to defer new baggage fee rules

editor editor- July 13, 2011 04:24

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 ... Read More

ASTA: Changing the way the travel industry meets

editor editor- July 1, 2011 05:52

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

ASTA has a new face (and voice)

editor editor- February 25, 2011 05:56

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 04:34

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 ... Read More

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

- November 5, 2010 00:52

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 ... Read More

Airline customer service close to nil, eTN poll reveals

editor editor- June 28, 2010 05:38

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. Read More

ASTA announces Maloney’s resignation

editor editor- March 18, 2010 05:37

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 05:18

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 ... Read More

ASTA members warned to follow DOT advertising rules

editor editor- December 9, 2009 06:41

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. Read More

ASTA study examines trends in travel agency business

editor editor- December 2, 2009 04:56

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 Read More

ASTA 2011 International Destination Expo to be held in Puerto Rico

editor editor- December 1, 2009 06:54

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 ... Read More

ASTA praises House action to accelerate credit card reforms

editor editor- November 17, 2009 02:13

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. Read More

ASTA endorses small business lending bill

editor editor- October 28, 2009 03:47

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 05:39

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 08:50

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. Read More

New York City hotel service fee tax update

editor editor- September 9, 2009 04:24

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. Read More

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

editor editor- September 2, 2009 07:33

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 ... Read More

ASTA, allies welcome airline assurances

editor editor- September 1, 2009 06:59

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 Read More

ASTA installs executive committee

editor editor- August 8, 2009 04:18

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 Read More

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

editor editor- August 7, 2009 08:37

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, Read More

ASTA announces officials election results

editor editor- July 24, 2009 06:17

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. Read More

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

editor editor- July 22, 2009 05:22

On Friday, July 17, United Airlines informed those agents whose merchant fee privileges it intended to revoke effective July 20, that they would be granted a 60-day extension if they ... Read More

ASTA asks United Airlines to rescind new credit card policy

editor editor- June 30, 2009 03:13

Chris Russo, ASTA president, sends a letter to David Myrick, vice president of sales for the Americas at United Airlines, asking that United rescind its new policy of not accepting ... Read More

United terminates some agents’ access to credit card tickets

editor editor- June 26, 2009 05:21

ASTA has received confirmation that United Air Lines has terminated some agencies’ right to process credit card transactions effective July 20, 2009. Read More

Caution: supplier payments during the liquidity crisis

editor editor- June 17, 2009 05:11

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