Alexandria, VA, April, 13, 2016 – American Marketing Group (AMG), a global marketing organization and the parent company of TRAVELSAVERS and NEST, is offering a reduced annual membership in the American Society of Travel agents (ASTA) to its member agency brands.
AMG, an ASTA Premium Member, is offering the reduced rate to both TRAVELSAVERS and NEST agency members when they register for AMG's 2016 Global Travel Market conference June 9-12 in Palm Desert, Calif. If an agency has paid for the Travel Market conference, they will receive $100 toward a full price new or renewed ASTA membership in the 2016 calendar year. The $100 credit will come after Dec. 31.
"We have chosen to partner with ASTA because of the value they provide to collectively represent the travel industry in government and industry affairs. The work they do as an advocate for travel professionals and suppliers is unmatched in the industry," AMG said in a message to its members.
"We are so pleased to welcome more TRAVELSAVERS and NEST agencies into ASTA, and we commend the leadership of TRAVELSAVERS CEO/President Rick Mazza; COO Jim Mazza; Executive VP of Sales Kathryn Mazza-Burney, and Executive VP Nicole Mazza," said ASTA President and CEO Zane Kerby. "We are proud to promote and defend any of the 400 home-based NEST agents and the 3,400+ TRAVELSAVERS agents based in the U.S. and Canada. Premium Members such as AMG help make it possible for the important advocacy work ASTA performs to benefit the entire travel agent community."
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.