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Issue: October 22, 2019

  • Help us design this $10,000 family vacation

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  • Featured Content

  • ASTA President & CEO Zane Kerby to Speak at WTM 2019

    Attending WTM 2019 in London? Meet ASTA at WTM 2019 in London at stand NA406! ASTA President & CEO, Zane Kerby will be presenting our latest annual research study "How America Travels." You can see Zane's presentation on Monday November 4th at 11:00 AM in  the Americas Inspiration Zone.

    To set up an appointment with the ASTA team at WTM, please contact slittle@asta.org.

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  • Travel Headlines

  • FAA to test if U.S. airplane seats too tight to quickly evacuate passengers (Reuters)

    Amid complaints that airline seats have become too small to accommodate the average American, the U.S. government will test how fast passengers can evacuate a plane in setting minimum seat sizes for the first time.

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  • Advisors urged to communicate when headlines spook clients (Travel Weekly)

    A panel of experts discussed that topic during the ASTA Global Convention at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale in August. The panel, "Destination Perspectives: When Headlines Hit Popular Destinations," was particularly topical.

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  • Headquarter happenings: Signature Travel Network's owners meeting (Travel Market Report)

    It took heavy in-person lobbying by ASTA and more than 200 travel advisors to convince California legislators to exempt travel advisors from the requirements of the bill.

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  • Industry Insights

  • 3 tour ops have collapsed: Coincidence or industry omen? (Travel Weekly)

    Unable to pay suppliers for trips already booked, Cox & Kings, the Americas recently became the third global tour operator in six months to collapse, a trifecta of failures that sparked questions last week about whether the shutdowns were coincidence or indicated underlying problems within the industry. 

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  • Hot Springs as wellness destination takes hold in U.S. (Skift)

    This week in wellness news, the hot springs movement gains traction in the U.S. Meanwhile, mental health apps aim to address the rising tide of anxiety in the U.S. Admirable, yes, but it's debatable whether apps that gamify the quest toward beating anxiety can really catch on.

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  • Spirit Airlines announces new service for 2020 (Travel Pulse)

    Spirit Airlines announced Wednesday it was adding three new destinations from Austin starting in February. The low-cost carrier revealed it would offer nonstop service from Austin to Cancun, Mexico and add additional flights to Orlando beginning February 26, 2020. 

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  • Trending with the Traveler

  • New coffee table books that will inspire you to travel (Forbes)

    Typically, coffee-table books have been relegated to real estate staging or a formal living room. It's time to reimagine the ways these works can transport and transform you, both personally and professionally.

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  • 8 winter travel destinations for the perfect holiday getaway (Motley Fool)

    With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to nail down those travel plans, starting with where you'll go. If you're not sure of a destination yet, this list includes something for everyone, from tropical paradises to snow-capped mountains.

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  • Jamaica embraces a food renaissance beyond jerk (TravelSense.org)

    With an array of new farm-to-table restaurants, celebrity chefs, and a freshly formed Jamaican Gastronomy Network, the island has become a foodie's delight. Are travelers ready to dig in?

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  • ASTA Spotlight

  • New Educational Journey: Experience the traditional Christmas markets on the Rhine with AmaWaterways

    We've partnered with AmaWaterways to bring ASTA members exclusive pricing on their 2019 Christmas on the Rhine River Cruise featuring their new ship the AmaMora! Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year. Join together with friends and loved ones and do what the Europeans have been doing for centuries—gather at the timeless Christmas Markets. Space is limited and rates start at $1,480 per person double occupancy for ASTA members!

    Secure Your Spot!

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