As one of the travel industry's premier organizations, ASTA strives to promote excellence within the trade. To that end, ASTA presents several awards to recognize those professionals who make lasting contributions to the travel industry.
ASTA Supplier Awards recognize industry suppliers and partners who have demonstrated a willingness and desire to partner with agencies and reward their travel advisor sales force accordingly.These awards are voted by ASTA membership. See below for a list of our 2019 Award Winners.
|Supplier Partner of the Year||Supplier Representative of the Year|
|AmaWaterways||Vicki Freed, Royal Caribbean International|
Each year ASTA recognizes its outstanding members who have devoted their time and passion to advance the industry. These awards showcase the commitment our membership has to keeping the travel industry strong. See below for our 2019 winners.
|Susan D. Tanzman Inspiration Award||Consortia Partner of the Year|
|Jenn Lee, Travel Planners International||Ensemble|
|Host Agency of the Year|
|Nexion Travel Group||Travel Planners International|
|Chapter of the Year||Chapter on the Rise|
|Great Lakes||Greater Seattle|
|International Chapter of the Year||International Chapter President of the Year|
|Myanmar||Kyaw Bohne Naing National Tourist Office Visitors|
During our annual ASTA Advocacy Dinner, we recognize those ASTA members who have made the most significant contributions in advocating for the interests of the travel agency community before federal, state and/or local governmental authorities.See below for our 2019 winners.
|Paul Ruden Award||Chapter Advocacy Award 2019|
|Denise Jackson, Balboa Travel||Shelly Phillips, Alabama Chapter|
|Barbara O’Hara Advocacy Award||Barbara O’Hara Advocacy Award|
|Brian Chapin, Ensemble Travel Group||Toni Lanotte-Day, Toni Tours, Inc.|
Extra Mile Award (Travel Advisor of the Year) Given to a travel advisor who has gone the extra mile in the last 12 months to provide exceptional service for a client in a new and creative way that goes above and beyond the normal course of business.
Young Professional Award is award intended to recognize the efforts of an outstanding young travel professional.
Barbara O'Hara Advocacy Award is given to ASTA members who have made the most significant contributions in advocating for the interests of the travel agency community before federal, state and/or local governmental authorities.
Chapter Advocacy Award is for the Chapter that has gone above and beyond in its support of ASTA’s advocacy efforts, including ASTAPAC fundraising, grassroots lobbying and new member recruitment.
Chapter of the Year Award is for the ASTA chapters that have led the pack in terms of meetings, events, member recruitment, engagement, retention and community involvement.
Travel Journalist of the Year Award this award honors extraordinary journalistic achievement in the field of travel. ASTA travel advisor and journalist Melva C. Pederson, whose spirited writing articulated the travel advisor point of view and the evolution of the travel advisor profession, inspired it.
Supplier Member Award recognizes a person or company whose contributions to travel have positively impacted the travel agency community.
Travel Hall of Fame Award recognizes and honors individuals whose careers have made an enduring impact on the development and expansion of the travel and tourism industry.
Lifetime Achievement Award presented periodically to honor a travel industry luminary whose creativity, dedication and inspiration have advanced the travel and tourism industry.