June 17, 2019 - Travel Advisor Daily ASTA Weekly - Publications - ASTA

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Issue: June 17, 2019

  • ASTA releases guidance regarding Dominican Republic tourist deaths

    Since it's been in the news a lot lately and you are likely getting client questions, we wanted to highlight ASTA resources regarding safety concerns for tourists visiting beach resorts in the Dominican Republic. As you can see in our members-only guidance on the topic below, our view is that it is up to the individual traveler to make the decision whether or not to travel to a certain destination. ASTA members, take a look!

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  • Travel Headlines

  • What do millennial travelers want in a vacation? (Boston Globe)

    "We wanted to get a real, third-party, outside look at what consumers are thinking and feeling", said Zane Kerby, president and CEO of the ASTA.  !

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  • From Amsterdam to Venice, the impact of too many tourists sparks outrage and action (CNBC)

    "In the 1980s, the government of Bhutan implemented sustainable tourism policies by following a tourism model of high value,low impact," said Erika Richter, spokeswoman for the ASTA. 

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  • Be TV-ready for good publicity (Travel Weekly)

    "In the 1980s, the government of Bhutan implemented sustainable tourism policies by following a tourism model of high value,low impact," said Erika Richter, spokeswoman for the ASTA. 

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  • Industry Insights

  • Boeing CEO admits error regarding 737 MAX Aircraft issues (Travel Pulse)

    Just ahead of the Paris Air Show, running June 17 through June 23 at Paris-Le Bourget Airport, Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg addressed the controversy surrounding the company's apparent failure to report a faulty sensor in its 737 MAX aircraft. 

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  • 6 ways to promote your agency with social and other highlights from TMP East (Travel Market Report)

    Three social media experts shared their secrets for effectively using social media to grow an agent's business during Travel MarketPlace East in Toronto this week.

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  • Airbus announces the longer-range A321, puts Boeing on notice (Skift)

    Airbus SE lifted the veil on a new model, the A321 XLR, a bid by the European planemaker to capture untapped demand for long-range flights on smaller planes. 

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  • Trending with the Traveler

  • Getting a passport will now take longer (Travel Pulse)

    The Passport Services agency of the United States Department of State has increased the processing time for international travelers to as long as eight weeks. 

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  • 6 destinations you should travel to in your 30s - Even if you've already been (Travel and Leisure)

    As you head into your fourth decade here on Earth, you're wiser, savvier, and likely equipped with more disposable income. So it's also likely that your travel tastes have grown up with you. 

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  • Tourists from the US, Canada, Japan and Australia can now travel to Brazil visa-free (CNN)

    If watching a game at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium has been on your bucket list since the 2014 FIFA World Cup, you can now do so without adding a trip to the consulate as part of your itinerary. 

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  • ASTA Spotlight

  • Thank you to Seabourn Cruise Line!

    The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) would like to thank Seabourn Cruise Line for renewing their Proud Partner agreement for 2019! ASTA is honored to call Seabourn a Silver level Proud Partner. Without their support and generous contribution we would be unable to lead global advocacy and consumer awareness efforts for travel advisors. Thank you to Chris Austin and his entire team.

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