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ASTA Meetings and Events

Events Designed to Help Travel Agency Professionals Thrive

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) strives to bring you events that are designed to help you thrive in the always evolving industry of travel. We have an incredible lineup of events and encourage you to participate in these professional development opportunities for travel agency professionals. Best of all, ASTA members receive special discounted prices.

Get involved and stay connected at an ASTA event today!



ASTA Global Convention 2018 ASTA Global Convention 2018
The essential event for travel agency professionals that provides insights into current research and trends through education and allows the forging of new connections with 1,000+ professionals.
Dates: August 21 - 23, 2018
Location: Washington, DC – Washington Hilton
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NACTA Annual Conference NACTA 2018 Annual Conference
Where the most influential independent travel consultants come together.
Dates: August 23 - 25, 2018
Location: Washington, DC – Washington Hilton
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FAM trip Room to Cruise “Room to Cruise” FAM
Extend your Conference experience on the fun-filled Carnival Pride.
Dates: August 26 – September 2, 2018
Location: Carnival Pride – Grand Turk, Freeport & Half Moon Cay
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ASTA/NACTA Florida Summit 2018 
Hear from industry leaders, supplier partners, fellow travel consultants & learn to sell Florida's Space Coast & Port Canaveral.
Dates: October 21-23, 2018
Location: Cocoa Beach, FL – Courtyard Marriott
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ASTA Miami to Sea Preview ASTA Miami to Sea Preview
One day special night in Maimi and two-night inaugural cruise on the brand new Symphony of the Seas. Encounter first hand what it's like to be on board "the world’s largest ship" before your clients.
Dates: November 12-15, 2018
Location: Miami, FL & Royal Caribbean's newest ship, the Symphony of the Seas
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Capitol Summit 2019 Capitol Summit 2019
Two 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 3-5, 2019
Washington, DC l The Mayflower Hotel
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ASTA Global Convention 2019 ASTA Global Convention 2019
The essential event for travel agency professionals.
Dates: August 23-27, 2019
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL l Diplomat Hotel (Hilton Curio Collection)
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ASTA/NACTA Familiarization Trips (FAMs) ASTA/NACTA Familiarization Trips (FAMs)
In collaboration with NACTA, we create FAM trips around the world to help bring you unforgettable experiences and useful selling information.
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The annual ASTA Global Convention is set to take place in our nation's capital of Washington, DC in 2018! Join us for three days of education, inspiration, and networking.

Location: Washington Hilton

Program Highlights
Tuesday, Aug 21:
  Sightseeing Tours - Opening Reception
Wednesday, Aug 22:
  Education Sessions -Tradeshow – Advocacy Dinner
Thursday, Aug 23:
  Education Sessions – Tradeshow –
  Closing Reception & NACTA Opening Reception
Friday, Aug 24 – 25:
  NACTA 2018 Annual Conference

Education topics and networking events will be announced in early 2018. Stay tuned for more information!
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Other Events

ASTA Global Convention
August 21, 2018 - August 23, 2018
Washington, DC

NACTA 2018 Annual Conference
August 23, 2018 - August 25, 2018
Washington, DC

Room To Cruise FAM
August 26, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Aboard the Carnival Pride, departing from Baltimore, MD

Signature's 2018 Owners' Meeting
September 5, 2018 - September 9, 2018
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, FL

FAM: Alluring India - Lands of Living Traditions
September 10, 2018 - September 17, 2018

Webinar: Make the Most of your ASTA Membership
September 12, 2018

FAM: Alaska – Sitka and Alaskan Dream Cruise
September 14, 2018 - September 19, 2018
Sitka, Alaska

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ASTA Event Photos Galleries

 Leg Day 2018 Photo Gallery ADE 2018 Photo Gallery AGC 2017
ASTA Legislative Day 2018 ASTA Destination Expo 2018 ASTA Global Convention 2017

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What travel agents 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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