ASTA Awards



Chapter of the Year and Chapter Advocacy Awards

We proudly recoginze ASTA Chapters

While Chapters may, at first glance, seem far afield from our central mission as a trade organization, they are in fact one of our best resources for engagement, awareness and distribution of association benefits. ASTA Chapters are charged with meeting the needs of their members, members of the association, and members of the larger community in which they operate.

Hundreds chapter events, trade shows and workshops are held annually by ASTA Chapters. Chapter volunteers put in hundreds of hours to lobby, meet and network with state legislators for the betterment of the travel agent industry.  

We proudly recognized the following ASTA Chapters

2017_______________________________________________________________

Chapter Advocacy Award

Long Island Chapter

2016_______________________________________________________________

Chapter Advocacy Award - Awarded to the ASTAC chapter that has gone above and beyond the call of duty in terms of its support for ASTA’s advocacy initiatives, grassroots campaigns and ASTAPAC fundraising.

Long Island Chapter

2015_______________________________________________________________

Chapter Advocacy Award - For the Chapter that has gone above and beyond in its support for PAC fundraising (raising over $32,000 through August with a 96 percent chapter participation rate) and for fighting an Illinois proposal to apply the state's sales tax to travel agency income.

ASTA Midwest Chapter, represented by Chapter President Jorge Sanchez

Chapter Advocacy Award - For the Chapter that fought successfully against bills to apply sales and hotel taxes on Ohio travel agency fees, as well as exemplary PAC fundraising (raising $72 per member on average with a 50 percent chapter participation rate).

ASTA's Mid America Chapter , represented by Chapter President Claudia Darling

2014_______________________________________________________________

Chapter Advocacy Award - For the Chapter that has gone above and beyond in its support for PAC fundraising

ASTA Midwest Chapter, represented by Chapter President Jorge Sanchez

2013_______________________________________________________________

Chapter of the Year Award - For the ASTA chapters that have led the pack in terms of meetings/events, new member recruitment and retention.

Great Lakes Chapter, represented by Chapter President JoAnne Verboom
Southern California Chapter, represented by Chapter President Pamela Irwin, CTC, CTA

Chapter Advocacy Award - 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.

ASTA Midwest Chapter, represented by Chapter President Jorge Sanchez

ASTA Verified Travel Advisor Certification Program