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.

  • Global Travel Advisor Groups Raise Concerns around American Airlines’ Anti-Competitive Actions

    Three Other Associations from Around the World Join ASTA in Speaking Out to Protect Travel Advisors and Consumers 

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  • American Society of Travel Advisors Takes Aim at American Airlines, Launches Save My Miles Campaign.

    Travel agencies are now in the crosshairs of American Airlines’ latest abuse of its market power. Take action today!

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  • Accepting Nominations for "Travel Advisor of the year"

    Winners will be announced at the Travel Advisor Conference which will take place May 29-31 in Dallas, Texas.

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  • The American Society of Travel Advisors Expands Travel Advisor Mentorship Opportunities

    The 2024 Mentorship Program doubled in size this year, welcoming twenty-one mentors and mentees.

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  • The River Cruise Expo Sails to Vienna in 2025

    The American Society of Travel Advisors opened registration to members for the premier river cruising event.

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  • ASTA Applauds Congressional Funding of Travel and Tourism Office

    After nearly two years of advocacy efforts, the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) commends Congress for funding the newly created office of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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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.

  • 01May
    Global Travel Advisor Day 2024

    Join us Live on ASTA's Facebook at 2:00 PM EST on May 1 for exciting speakers, giveaways, and celebrations.

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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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