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US and International Chapters

Interested in becoming a local chapter president? Here is what you need to know.

In 2016 the Board of Directors voted to move from Chapter Elections to an application and appointment process for Chapter Presidents. Candidates should self-nominate by submitting an application to elections@asta.org. All applications will be reviewed by a committee. Should a member want to start a new chapter, applications are accepted throughout the year.

US Chapters

ASTA US Chapters are made up of our US Travel Agency Members that work collectively to create an inclusive and supportive networking environment and are your connection to ASTA Headquarters. Our chapter network drives our grassroots advocacy efforts and is led and supported by volunteer agency and agent leaders as well as supplier members in your area. To be eligible to serve as a US Chapter President, one must be the Official Representative of a US Travel Agency Member Company or Premium Travel Agency Member Company.

US Chapter Presidents also serve on the Chapter Presidents Council (CPC).

 

The following U.S. chapters are open for applications in 2018:

  • Arizona
  • MidWest
  • New Jersey
  • Northern California
  • North Carolina
  • Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands
  • Rocky Mountain
  • Southern California
  • South Carolina
  • SouthEast
  • South Florida
  • SouthWest
  • Upper MidWest

 

Click here to view the 2018 Election Calendar in its entirety. 

US Chapter President Candidates must not be an employee of a supplier and must commit to a two year minimum length of service.

Create a New Chapter

Additionally, new ASTA chapters are encouraged to form in areas where there is a travel agent audience. To be eligible for creation of a new chapter, a minimum of seven (7) prospective members, at least two (2) of whom are willing to serve as chapter officers, must be present. The prospective officers must also commit to hold at least four (4) meetings per year.

Chapter presidents also serve on the Chapter Presidents’ Council which meets 3-4 times per year.

You can find your current local chapter president on the Chapter President Directory

Questions should be addressed to Kim Sherrett at ksherrett@asta.org.

 

International Chapters

International Chapters are made up of our International Travel Supplier Members that want to work collectively to promote their destination, products and services to the US Travel Agency community. To be eligible to serve as an International Chapter President, one must be the Official Representative of an International Travel Supplier Member company.  

International Chapter Presidents also serve on the International Chapter Presidents Council (ICPC).

 

The following International Chapters are open for applications in 2018:

  • China
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Kuwait
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Sri Lanka
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom

 

Candidates should self-nominate by submitting an application to elections@asta.org. All applications will be reviewed by a committee.

Interested in starting your own international chapter? Learn more about starting an International ASTA Chapter by contacting Don McGahee, Manager, FAM Programs & International Chapter Development at don@asta.org.

 

 

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