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Celebrity Joins Growing Support for ASTA, Sponsors 10 Premium Memberships

Alexandria, VA, May 16, 2017 – Celebrity Cruises joins a growing list of industry suppliers who support ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) membership by sponsoring ten travel agencies to upgrade to ASTA Premium Membership.
ASTA Premium membership is the best choice for agencies that want to stay ahead of the challenges that face our industry and make the most of their ASTA affiliation.
By sponsoring ASTA Premium membership, Celebrity will create an easy pathway for these top members to stay ahead of the challenges that face our industry. It provides the top representation, access to time-sensitive information being considered in government and industry and elite access for peer-to-peer networking across the industry. ASTA Premium members are highly committed to their business, employees, clients and overall health of the industry.
From ASTA:
“We are grateful for Celebrity’s commitment to ASTA travel agents,” said Ann Chamberlin, Senior Vice President, Membership & Strategic Partners of ASTA. “Celebrity supports our mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. With this pathway to Premium membership – Celebrity is giving these ASTA agents access to tools and benefits that will take their business to the next level.”
The following companies have been selected for Premium Membership upgrade (Celebrity Cruises & ASTA worked together to get a broad mix across many national account affiliations):
•              Bon Voyage Travel, Tucson, AZ
•              Pavlus Travel & Cruise, Inc., Albuquerque, NM
•              Online Vacation Center, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL
•              Cruise Specialists, Seattle, WA
•              Central Travel, Toledo, OH
•              Touraid Travel, Inc., Plattsburgh, NY
•              Alice Travel Worldwide, LLC, Fairfield, NJ
•              Crown Cruise Vacations, Princeton, NJ
•              Cruise Vacation Outlet, Orlando, FL
•              Gulliver's Travel Service, Inc., Fort Worth, TX
From Celebrity Cruises:
“We could not be more thrilled to sponsor and support this incredible list of travel agents who are working to take their businesses to the next level,” said Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support & Service, North America. "As the leading modern luxury cruise line, it makes perfect sense to get behind these amazing agencies and have them upgraded to the premium level, in typical Celebrity style.”


About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises' iconic "X" is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. Celebrity Cruises' 12 ships offer modern luxury vacations visiting all seven continents. Celebrity also presents incredible cruise tour experiences in Alaska and Canada. Celebrity is one of five cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL). For more information, dial 1-800-437-3111, visit www.celebritycruises.com, or call your travel agent.

ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) 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, it is the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public. ASTA’s history of travel 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, visit ASTA.org.

ASTA’s sister association, The National Association of Career Travel Agents, represents a professional community of independent travel agents ready to assist the traveling public.


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