The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), the world's leading association of travel professionals, is the global advocate for travel agencies, the travel industry and the traveling public. We champion ethical and traveler-friendly practices and policies at every level of government and throughout the travel and hospitality industry. Our members are all bound by a shared code of ethics.



ASTA's specialized courses range from legal issues and marketing to artificial intelligence. There’s also a wide array of travel advisor fam trips, training and certifications with significant ASTA member discounts on all programs.  

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From travel tips and trends to hands-on advice from ASTA members and media coverage of the industry, here are some of our favorite stories.

  • Travel Advisor Tech Startup Tern Wins Entrepreneur of the Year Competition and $10,000 Prize

    Three finalists competed at the Travel Advisor Conference May 29-31 in Dallas, TX, where audience members voted for the award winner.

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  • Travel Advisor Conference Concludes with the Society’s Most Prestigious Awards and Record-Breaking Funds Raised for Advocacy Efforts

    Suppliers and members contributed $500,000 at the annual Advocacy Dinner, where Matthew Upchurch and Vanessa McGovern took home the top honors.

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  • ASTA Appreciates American Airlines Recognizing the Value of the Travel Agency Distribution Channel, Supports Robert Isom’s Rollback of NDC and AAdvantage

    Zane Kerby, President and CEO of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), issues the following statement in response to the recent news that American Airlines will adjust course on AAdvantage and NDC implementation

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  • ASTA Welcomes the Newly Elected Members of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee

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  • Top Marks: American Society of Travel Advisors Congratulates Award Winners at the Travel Advisor Conference

    The best and brightest in the travel industry were recognized for their outstanding excellence and significant contributions to the industry.

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  • Travel Advisor Community Aggrieved Over Senate Passage of the FAA Reauthorization Without a Ticket Refund Remedy

    The amended FAA Reauthorization bill approved by the Senate leaves travel agencies on the hook for providing airline refunds in cases where they are the merchants of record.

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  • A Travel Advisor Day Gift from IATA!

    IATA is giving ASTA members 50% off its industry-trusted IATA/IATAN ID Cards' annual fee

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  • Five Things for Travel Advisors to Love About Puerto Rico

    With its distinctive cuisine, vibrant Afro-Caribbean art and music scene, and unusual land- and sea-scapes, Puerto Rico combines the exhilaration of traveling abroad with the ease and comforts of home.

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ASTA events bring together the best minds in the industry. It is where Travel Agency Professionals, convene for inspiration, education, and entertainment. Browse through the series of upcoming events below and register now to start expanding your knowledge.

  • 19-22August
    Travel Masters 2024

    This invitation-only event with supplier executives and agency owners will be held in Maui.

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  • 24-27August
    Caribbean Showcase 2024

    Experience all things Caribbean with ASTA in Curaçao

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  • 16-18September
    Legislative Day 2024

    Join us on Capitol Hill for the most important advocacy event of the year

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  • 16-20October
    Premium Business Summit 2024

    Experience this exclusive event for ASTA Premium Members on the Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady.

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  • 12-15March
    River Cruise Expo 2025

    Join us in Vienna to experience more than a dozen river cruise ships. WAIT LIST ONLY

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  • 20-22May
    Travel Advisor Conference 2025

    The only industry event focused on the skills and insights you need to grow your travel business.

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