Events - ASTA

ASTA Meetings and Events

Events Designed to Help Travel Agency Professionals Thrive

Changing the Narrative/ASTA Corporate Advisory Council 2019

This inaugural event is opening its doors to bring together like-minded, progressive agency executives and business partners to explore the changing world of travel and travel technology as we lay the foundation for a new story, with both the corporate and leisure agency at its heart.


Dates: March 24–25, 2019
Location: San Diego, CA | Marriot Marquis San Diego Marina

ASTA Benchmarking Group & Norwegian Joy Inaugural

During this special preview event, you'll receive an exclusive look at a new, limited participant benchmarking group. After our preview meeting, you will embark for an inaugural evening event on the new Norwegian Joy.


Dates: April 29 – April 30, 2019
Location: Los Angeles

Dates: May 1 – 2, 2019
Location:San Francisco

ASTA International Showcase 2019

Inspired by our 2018 ASTA Destination Expo in Athens, Greece, we invite you to participate in this five-day/four-night educational experience in the southeastern corner of the Aegean in Rhodes, Greece.


Dates: May 12–16, 2019
Location: Rhodes, Greece | Rodos Palace Hotel

ASTA Capitol Summit 2019

Several high-profile events brought together with one cause… YOU!


Dates: June 1–5, 2019
Premium Business Summit | June 1–3, 2019
Legislative Day l June 3–4, 2019
Corporate Advisory Council Meeting l June 3rd
Location:
Washington, DC l The Mayflower Hotel

ASTA Global Convention 2019

Known as the essential event for travel agency professionals, ASTA Global Convention is the home for over 1,000 travel professionals and 200+ suppliers playing a key role in improving their business and the travel industry.

Dates: August 25–27, 2019
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL l The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, A Curio Collection by Hilton

ASTA Small Business Network Conference 2019

Bringing together high producing expert Independent and Virtual Advisors to network, build on professional development and engage with new suppliers all in a friendly, intimate setting.


Dates: September 29–October 1, 2019
Location: Aurora, CO | Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center

Small Business Network 2019

ASTA Small Business Network Conference 2019

Bringing together high producing expert Independent and Virtual Advisors to network, build on professional development and engage with new suppliers all in a friendly, intimate setting.


Dates: September 29–October 1, 2019
Location: Aurora, CO | Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center

Educational Journeys

ASTA Familiarization Trips (FAMs)
We create FAM Trips around the world to help bring you unforgettable experiences and useful selling information.

ASTA Destination Expo 2019

This international event takes place annually in a diverse location to enable you with the skills and resources needed to effectively sell new destinations to your clients.


Dates: November 10-14, 2019
Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Educational Journeys

Educational Journeys
ASTA’s Educational Journeys allow travel advisors to experience various destinations first-hand around the world to improve their destination expertise, product knowledge, and personal connections in order to better advocate for their client travelers.

Dates / Location: Varies


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Other Events

ASTA Corporate Advisory Council Forum
March 24, 2019 - March 25, 2019
San Diego, CA

Chapter Event: South Florida Chapter - Nieuw Statendam Ship Tour & lunch
March 24, 2019 - March 24, 2019

Chapter Event: ASTA SBN TUSTIN CA Chapter
March 25, 2019 - March 25, 2019

Chapter Event: ASTA SBN TUSTIN CA Chapter
March 25, 2019

Webinar: What’s New at Hilton -What you Need to Know!
March 26, 2019 - March 26, 2019
2 PM

ASTA Event: New Jersey ASTA Spring Trade Show
March 27, 2019 - March 27, 2019

Chapter Meeting: Long Island SBN March meeting with Enden Associates
March 27, 2019 - March 27, 2019

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ASTA Event Photos Galleries

 Leg Day 2018 Photo Gallery ADE 2018 Photo Gallery AGC 2018
ASTA Legislative Day 2018 ASTA Destination Expo 2018 ASTA Global Convention 2018

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What travel advisors say about ASTA's events

"The ASTA Global Convention was an incredible experience! …I found that the networking opportunities were the best part. I met so many industry veterans who have "been there, done that," and who were SO ENTHUSIASTIC to help a young professional like myself." - Jacob Marek, Owner, IntroverTravels

"This was my first travel industry conference. During the conference, I was able to make important supplier and industry connections…most importantly I was able to walk away with a different perspective on my business model…which will allow me to work smarter and increase profits immediately and long-term. I am inspired to succeed and now enabled with more tools to do so as a woman entrepreneur in the travel industry." - Amanda Dyer, Owner, GoGo Travel LLC

"No other trade shows offer the educational opportunities that ASTA offers as far as real information on running a business. Fraud prevention, regulatory requirements and advocacy can only be found at ASTA conferences." - Helen Prochilo, Promal Vacations

“The sessions got me to rethink what I thought I already knew,” said Karen Kelley, Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc. Kelley said that everything at the conference far exceeded her expectations, citing the high-quality educational sessions and panels with industry executives as highlights.

"INCREDIBLE! The education has been just incredible. Coming to Dubai has really been worth the trip" –Patricia Cobbs, Dupont Plaza Travel, Miami, FL

"I can't stress enough the value that each Destination Expo I've attended has provided for my business. As an agent, we all recognize the importance of familiarizing ourselves with a destination. The ADE's go well beyond that goal by offering in-depth destination training which is crucial to my abilities to sell a location. The ADE was no exception and exceeded my expectations." -- Steve Powers, Hidden Treasure Tours

“If you didn’t come to ASTA’s Destination Expo, you could not sell this destination with any degree of credibility.”  –Bob Twomey, VIP Travel Service, Rochester, NY

“It’s not every day that you get to hear CEOs talking frankly,” said Kelley about the lively Cruise CEO Panel. - Reported by Travel Market Report 

 

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675 N Washington St, Ste 490
Alexandria, VA 22314 U.S.A.