Alexandria, VA, October 2, 2017 – ASTA President and CEO Zane Kerby issues the following statement in response to the Las Vegas shooting:
“Our hearts go out to the victims, friends and families impacted by yesterday’s horrific attack in Las Vegas. We are sickened by the violence on display and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our Nevada members and the broader travel and tourism industry in condemning this attack and supporting those who need our help during these difficult times.”
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.