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The Summit was sponsored by ABC Global Services.
All international conference attendees were invited to participate in this meeting which featured Steve Gillick, CTM, President & COO of The Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors as the keynote speaker. Steve gave a fabulous presentation on building a travel industry-wide succession plan by attracting more young people to a career in travel.
ASTA's seventh International Travel agent Summit on April 14, 2011 included lunch and was sponsored by Oceania Cruises and the Association of Canadian Travel agents. The event was held in conjunction with ASTA's International Destination Expo in San Juan, Puerto Rico and brought together over 30 travel sellers from a dozen countries.
One of the main goals of the event, which has become a regular meeting at ASTA conferences, is to help international travel sellers get the most value out of their conference experience by providing the opportunity to network and develop business contacts with other international travel agents. The lunch was hosted by ASTA's International Chapter Presidents Council Chair, Robert Durant, of Canada, and featured a presentation on ASTA's Vision for International Membership by ASTA CEO Tony Gonchar.
"ASTA's International Travel agent Summit is a great way to meet other international travel professionals, discuss important industry issues and preview the educational opportunities available at the conference. All international travel companies should include ASTA's International Travel agent Summit on their conference schedule." —Joshua Hallonda, Crane Travel & Tours, Kenya
"ASTA's International Travel agent Summit is a ‘don't miss' event for international travel companies. I gained valuable information from the discussion of industry issues, and I met many international travel professionals who deal with the same challenges I deal with." —Tashi Dorji, Bhutan Nyinzer Expeditions, Bhutan
ASTA's International Travel agent Summit at Global Business Day in Orlando, FL brought together nearly 40 international travel sellers from 18 countries to meet one-on-one and discuss global travel industry issues. Click on the link below for a summary of the meeting, a copy of the presentation of ASTA's on-line business tools, and the Summit Directory, which lists all travel agetnts who resigertered for the International Travel agent Summit.
Click on the links below for summaries of the presentations made at the Lyon, France International Travel agent Summit.