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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.

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.)

Thomas Cook: American Society of Travel Advisors Weigh In
Alexandria, VA, September 23, 2019 – ASTA President & CEO Zane Kerby issues the following statement in response to Thomas Cook ceasing operations: It is a sad day in the travel community as we mourn the loss of Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel firm.

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Vote “Repeal” on Advisory Vote #30 (Travel Agency Tax Rates) Members Only - Please Login
As you may have seen, on November 5 Washington voters will be asked to weigh in on a number of tax increases passed by the legislature earlier this year, including Advisory Vote #30 related to business & occupations (B&O) tax rates for travel agencies.

Cox & Kings, The Americas Reportedly Suspends Business Operations Members Only - Please Login
On Monday, Travel Weekly reported that tour operator Cox & Kings, The Americas had suspended its business operations and is unable to pay its suppliers for trips already booked.

ASTA to Offer Health Insurance as Member Benefit Members Only - Please Login
In case you missed the announcement at the ASTA Small Business Network Conference in Colorado, let us share the good news – last week...

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