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ASTA Vice Chairman and Secretary

Senior Vice President: Western Region, Corporate Brands Flight Centre USA

Marc is primarily responsible for the operations and strategic planning of Casto Travel, Inc., including corporate planning, sales engagements, and IT development. Casto Travel, a family company founded in 1974, was fully acquired by Flight Centre in February 2019 as a means to expand service and client reach into the Silicon Valley Bay Area. As a consequence of the acquisition, Marc also represents Flight Centre client and management interests in the Western Region of the USA.

As a highly engaged person within the industry, he has served at an executive level on multiple travel and other industry-related boards, including Casto Travel Philippines (the leading BPO and TMC in the Philippines), the American Society of Travel Agents, the Corporate Advisory Council, and the Mayor’s Task Force for San Jose Airport.  Previously he also served as the Chairman of the Board for the San Jose Visitors and Convention Bureau/ Team San Jose, Chairman on the Board for the Commonwealth Business Travel Group, board positions for Business Travel News, CTAP, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, as well as numerous hotel advisory boards.  He has been a part of many speaking engagements for both trade and industry organizations, covering topics from entrepreneurship to travel industry investment portfolios.

When much younger and with less grey hair, Marc was recognized by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal as one of the "Top 40 Under 40 Business Leaders in Silicon Valley." In 2016 ASTA honored him as the inaugural recipient of the prestigious Paul M Ruden Award for Industry Champions. In 2014 he was the recipient of the Barbara O’Hara Advocacy Award by ASTA and the same year as a “Distinguished Citizen” by the Boy Scouts of America.

As a native of California, you can frequently find him out in the hills hiking with his kids or sneaking off to the coast to play in the waves.

 

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