Alexandria, VA, August 18, 2017 – Zane Kerby, President & CEO of the American Society of Travel agents (ASTA), issues the following statement in response to the terrorist attacks in Barcelona yesterday:
“ASTA is sickened by yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Barcelona. Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones in the attacks and the people of Spain as a whole. We are reaching out to our 24 member companies in Spain to offer any assistance we can. We hope and pray that the city and country recover quickly from this tragedy.”
Rebranded in 2018 as the American Society of Travel Advisors, ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel advisors, the travel industry and the traveling public. Its members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally-based members, ASTA’s history of industry advocacy traces back to its founding in 1931 when it launched with the mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. For more information about the Society, visit ASTA.org. Consumers can connect with an ASTA travel advisor at TravelSense.org.