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While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in ASTA White Papers as of the date of their publication, please be advised that some content contained therein may be outdated or otherwise inaccurate at the present time. Accordingly, ASTA makes no representation regarding the timeliness of all of the information accessible here. Members having questions regarding the current state of a White Paper topic may wish to contact ASTA to obtain the most up-to-date information.

Registered Traveller: Skip the Lines and Get into the UK Faster — April 5, 2017
Learn about the United Kingdom's (UK) new Registered Traveler program, which allows US travelers to the UK to get through the e-Passport gates faster!

Safe & Enjoyable Experience in Rio (2016 Olympics) — April 4, 2017
The U.S. State Department gives you the inside scoop on planning a safe and enjoyable experience in Rio at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

ASTA Legislative Day 2016 – Training for Attendees — April 4, 2017
Make the most of your conversations on Capitol Hill! If you’re planning to join ASTA HQ in Washington, DC for Legislative Day take some time to prepare.

ZIKA Virus - What Travel Agents Need to Know — May 18, 2016
Do you know what you should be telling your clients?

Travel Insurance - Enhance Your Bottom Line While Protecting Your Customers — February 3, 2016
An overview of how to structure a travel insurance program that protects your customers and your business. This video will also show you how travel insurance can contribute to your bottom line.

Travel Agents Guide to Travel Insurance — May 24, 2012
Reviewing the 3 benefits of offering travel insurance - customer protection, agency protection and increased revenue - this guide summarizes the major types of travel insurance coverage as well as limitations, gives tips for choosing a travel insurance provider, and provides important cautions for agents implementing or reviewing their travel insurance program.

Federal and State Lawmakers Turn Up the Heat on Misclassifying Companies — July 13, 2010
In recent months, federal and state lawmakers have stepped up efforts to significantly raise the stakes on businesses that misclassify their workers as independent contractors. The ramped-up pressure on employers comes in the form of newly enacted legislation or stern proposals aimed at non-compliant businesses.

Calculating Your Risk Factor - Identity Theft — June 7, 2010
What Travel Agencies need to know about the Red Flags Rule. The Red Flags Rule goes into effect in December 2010. This document covers information on what you need to have in place ... regarding identity theft.

Travel Insurance Regulations: Time for Change — May 26, 2010
ASTA and the United States Travel Insurance Association (USTIA) are working together to advocate that the insurance commissioners change the costly and fragmented regulatory compliance regimes that some travel sellers must endure to offer travel insurance to their clients.

Travel Insurance: War, Terrorism, and Itinerary Changes — February 6, 2009
Trip cancellation coverage is generally considered to be a "named peril" type policy, meaning that only those perils that are named in the policy are covered.

Protecting Your Agency — July 10, 2007
There is, of course, a natural tension between the travel agent's role as travel promoter and salesperson, on the one hand, and the agent's need to protect himself from litigation by unsatisfied clients, on the other hand.

Insurance Agents and Brokers — July 10, 2007
The foregoing principles are not limited to cases of agency involving only the sale of real estate. In the case of a contest over the right to commissions on the sale of insurance policies, a court has stated:

Business Insurance and Disaster Protection — July 9, 2007
Fortunately, relatively few travel agents experience a fire, flood or other natural disaster in their office. For the few that do fall victim to such unfortunate occurrences, the results can be devastating. Benefit from some valuable tips on how you can prepare for these situations.

Property-Liability Insurance for Travel Agents — July 9, 2007
It is not possible to develop a list of insurance policies that are needed by every travel agent without carefully analyzing the specific needs of each. For example, some agencies rent office space while others own the building, some own autos and vans whereas others may lease or not use autos in the business. Only a detailed analysis by a competent insurance advisor can give you assurance of the correct coverage and the proper amounts.


While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in ASTA White Papers as of the date of their publication, please be advised that some content contained therein may be outdated or otherwise inaccurate at the present time. Accordingly, ASTA makes no representation regarding the timeliness of all of the information accessible here. Members having questions regarding the current state of a White Paper topic may wish to contact ASTA to obtain the most up-to-date information.

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