Publications - ASTA

Publications

ASTA offers a wide variety of publications to assist members with their agency management and professional development. Publications include in-depth industry White Papers and Research reports. Most of these publications are available only to ASTA members, a select few are also available for sale through the ASTA Store.

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Research Reports

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 How America Travels sheds light on America's perceptions of travel and better enables ASTA and the travel agent community to serve as the voice of America's travelers...
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How America Travels sheds light on America's perceptions of travel and better enables ASTA and the travel agent community to serve as the voice of America's travelers...
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This report covers employment trends and compensation models. Included is the recruitment trends as well as agencies’ plans to handle the new overtime regulations.
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Generous amounts of data and information on the financial trends of ASTA agency members including revenue, sales, transactions, number of clients and profit.
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This report provides a bountiful amount of data and information of ASTA member agencies’ key demographics. 
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The 2016 Independent Agents report covers business operations and demographics on the Independent Agent segment.

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White Papers

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New Distribution Capability (NDC): Current Agency Implications Members Only - Please Login  — January 12, 2018
The purpose of this White Paper and Matrix is to assist agency owners, managers, operations team members and front line agents in quickly identifying which carriers have introduced a GDS surcharge, the surcharge dollar or Euro amount, how that surcharge is applied, the fee’s effective date, whether or not the carrier offers a “Private Channel Agreement” option, whether the carrier offers a direct web portal for agent bookings, and what code share partners may be considered as an alternative to avoid the GDS Surcharge, but book on the same carrier’s “metal” or aircraft.

New Distribution Capability (NDC): Current Agency Implications Members Only - Please Login  — October 24, 2017
This ASTA “white paper” provides the reader with the latest assessment regarding its implications to agencies, 2017 developments to date, GDS and other technology implications, its adoption and a view of the ultimate endgame – Is NDC an evolution or a revolution?

Ethics for Travel Advisors Manual Members Only - Please Login  — October 10, 2017
While all ASTA members already pledge themselves to conduct their businesses in accordance with the ASTA Code of Ethics, we created this manual as an in-depth study of critical ethical considerations facing their businesses and the travel industry as a whole in the twenty-first century.

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