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.

  • Applications Are Open for the Entrepreneur of the Year Contest

    Three finalists will compete for the $10,000 prize at the Travel Advisor Conference May 29-31 in Dallas, TX.


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  • The American Society of Travel Advisors Seeks Candidates for National Board of Directors

    We kicked off our election season with a focus on expanding the pool of candidates who will campaign for two At-Large Director seats on the National Board of Directors.  

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  • Why Wave Season Matters

    Cruise lines offer some of their best deals for the coming year during Wave Season.

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  • Planning Romantic Travel

    Whether it's a honeymoon or just a getaway for you and your partner, these experts have the best tips and tricks to planning your romantic travel.

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  • Travel Advisors Concerned About Junk Fees, Hotel Price Transparency

    ASTA submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) earlier this week in support of a proposed rulemaking which would prohibit unfair and deceptive practices related to “junk fees” - hidden or deceptive fees that can harm consumers and undermine honest businesses.


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  • Southwest Business Offers Flight Discounts for the ASTA Travel Advisor Conference

    Wanna get away to The ASTA Travel Advisor Conference? Southwest Business and ASTA have partnered to take you there...

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  • American Society of Travel Advisors Launches Rebranded ‘The Travel Advisor Conference’

    The ASTA Travel Advisor Conference will re-focus on educating attendees with elite business skills taught by top names like entrepreneur Venus Williams and former FBI Lead Negotiator Chris Voss.

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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.

  • 13-16March
    River Cruise Expo 2024

    Join us in Amsterdam for the 2024 ASTA River Cruise Expo

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  • 29-31May
    The ASTA Travel Advisor Conference 2024

    Join us May 2024 for The ASTA Travel Advisor Conference

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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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