• Travel Agents Help Consumers Save Under New Airline Pricing Structure

    Published on : Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    Several U.S.-based airlines, including American, Delta and United, recently made subtle changes to their domestic pricing structure resulting in not-so-subtle changes to the cost of some airfares, especially impacting the business traveler.     The American Society of Travel Agents …

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  • ASTA Launches ‘My Travel Agent Rocks!’ Blog

    Published on : Saturday, August 16, 2014

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the national trade association that promotes and defends the travel agent community, is launching a “My Travel Agent Rocks!” blog today as part of a consumer awareness campaign. The blog will be featured …

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  • ASTA Elects New Board Members, Announces Chapter Election Results

    Published on : Thursday, August 14, 2014

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the global advocates for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public, announces the results of recent elections at the national and chapter levels. The two-year terms of the newly elected directors …

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  • ASTA Statement on House Passage of Anti-Consumer Airline Bill

    Published on : Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) President and CEO Zane Kerby issues this statement in response to the House of Representatives’ recent passage of the so-called Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (H.R. 4156): “ASTA is disappointed by House passage of …

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  • Technology & Web Usage Results Show Increased Social Media Usage with Unclear Value for Many Agencies

    Published on : Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Today, ASTA released its 2013 Technology and Web Usage Report. The Technology and Web Usage survey found that the percentage of agencies that have a social media presence increased to eighty percent of respondents.  Agencies continue to be unsure of …

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  • ASTA’s Green Guides Expanded to Better Align with GSTC Criteria for Sustainable Travel

    Published on : Saturday, March 15, 2014

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is pleased to announce an extensive update of its Green Guide for Travel Agents and Green Guide for Travel Suppliers.   The guides have been expanded to align with all four areas of …

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  • ASTA Meets with White House

    Published on : Monday, March 10, 2014

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) today met with Ari Matusiak, Special Assistant to the President and White House Director of Private Sector Engagement, to discuss the value that travel professionals contribute to the small business-driven national economy and …

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  • ASTA Releases Updated Travel Agency Regulatory Compliance Handbook

    Published on : Monday, March 10, 2014

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) today announced the release of its 2014 U.S. Travel Agency Regulatory Compliance Handbook which is designed to help members comply with regulatory, statutory and legal obligations. “The compliance handbook is a valuable resource …

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  • Keynote Speakers Announced for ASTA Destination Expo Merida Yucatanc

    Published on : Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has announced three new general session speakers for its upcoming ASTA Destination Expo (ADE) in Merida, Yucatan Mar. 27-30.   Yucatan Governor Rolando Zapata Bello will welcome participants; Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism Claudia …

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  • Chapters Tap PAC Charitable Matching Program to Make a Difference in Their Communities

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2014

    The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is commending its Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) and local chapters for their support for the ASTA PAC Charitable Matching Program, which distributed over $20,000 to charitable organizations throughout the country in 2013. “The …

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