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  • American Society of Travel Advisors Pairs Vacation Do Over Winner with a Verified Travel Advisor  Today, the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is announcing that ASTA member and Verified Travel Advisor (VTA) Kathy Kocharhook, Founder and CEO of Sail-N-Travel in San Jose, CA, will serve as the travel advisor for the winners of the “Vacation Do Over” contest. Learn More »

  • American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) takes on IC battle in New York  As expected, it looks like the fight over independent contractor (IC) status is moving to the Empire State. A bill (S. 6699 was recently introduced in the New York State Senate that threatens the independent advisor model in the State.) Learn More »

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“This certification has taken me to the next level of business. Since becoming an ASTA VTA, I have received emails from consumers looking for a trusted Travel Advisor to plan and customize their vacation.”

~ Deb Belchak - Elite Cruise Counsellor, Lazy Dayz Travel LLC

ASTA to offer health insurance as a member benefit

In case you missed the announcement at the ASTA Small Business Network Conference in Colorado, let us share the good news – last week, ASTA finalized an agreement to begin offering health insurance to its membership in 39 states through a so-called "association health plan" by the end of the year.

The creation of a plan of this kind has been a frequent request of ASTA members over the past several years, as it could allow individuals and small business owners to obtain coverage at group rates much more favorable than if purchased individually. Under the new ASTA program, coverage at favorable rates will initially be available to both individuals and small business owners, and their families, to members in 39 states.

 

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