ASTA Dateline

The HQ

spacer image used for layout purposes only
spacer image used for layout purposes only spacer image used for layout purposes only
spacer image used for layout purposes only spacer image used for layout purposes only

  • ASTA’s Meader Reappointed to ARC Advisory Council

    Last week we learned that the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) Board of Directors has re-appointed Mark Meader, ASTA's Senior Vice President, Industry Affairs & Education, as a member of its Advisory Council and the Travel Agent Arbiter, Inc. Board of Directors for 2018. At the same time, Mark's appointments as a member of ARC's Joint Advisory Board – Agent Reporting Agreement Committee (JAB-ARA) and the Fees and Charges Working Group were extended. Congrats Mark!

  • Read More

Travel Headlines

  • Why MGM Resorts Won't Be Slashing Group Commissions (Travel Weekly)

    Commission cuts don't make good business sense, according to Michael Dominguez, chief sales officer for MGM Resorts International. Groups are the most profitable revenue stream for hotels, and third-party commissions -- which only apply to sleeping rooms -- are part of the cost of doing business, he said.

  • Read More

  • Experience Makers: How a New Generation of Travel Agents Will Take Your Trip to the Next Level (Conde Nast Traveler)

    No matter how fearless a traveler you think you are, and no matter how many Internet rabbit holes you go down, there are some dream adventures, like trekking Papua New Guinea or venturing across Kashmir, that always seem just out of reach for mere mortals--or...

  • Read More

  • An Insider Look at Travel + Leisure's Industry Shake Up (Travel Pulse)

    No matter how fearless a traveler you think you are, and no matter how many Internet rabbit holes you go down, there are some dream adventures, like trekking Papua New Guinea or venturing across Kashmir, that always seem just out of reach for mere mortals--or...

  • Read More

Industry Insights

  • Six Steps to Successfully Hosting Independent Contractors (Travel Market Report)

    If you're new to hosting or looking to upgrade or formalize your existing program, a good place to start is by consulting ASTA and your consortium, as well as legal experts.

  • Read More

  • Agents invited to bring clients to Viking's Australia-wide information sessions (Seatrade Cruise News)

    If you're new to hosting or looking to upgrade or formalize your existing program, a good place to start is by consulting ASTA and your consortium, as well as legal experts.

  • Read More

  • Business travellers seek personalisation, quick and easy (Travel Weekly Asia)

    Travel agencies and TMCs will continue to require access to relevant content at the lowest possible cost, to provide travellers with choice and flexibility at the booking stage, as well as quality and consist service.

  • Read More

Trending with the Traveler

  • 10 Ways a Travel Agent Can Save You a Headache (The Daily Meal

    They are mistaken, however; if anything, easy access to so many fantastic vacation packages and deals has made travel agents more needed than ever.

  • Read More

  • A record 965 million people flew last year, DOT says (USA Today)

    A record 965 million passengers flew on domestic or foreign airlines last year, the Transportation Department announced Thursday. Southwest Airlines carried the most passengers with 157.7 million, and American Airlines had the most international passengers, according to the bureau.

  • Read More

  • On Your Next Trip, Leave the Pets at Home (The Wall Street Journal)

    Flying on airlines with your four-legged family members really isn't a smart idea. A few dozen pets die or are injured on U.S. airlines every year because of the harsh conditions of flying as cargo.

  • Read More

ASTA Sportlight

  • Join ASTA's 2018 Research Family and Save on Dues

    ASTA is calling on its agency members to participate in the 2018 ASTA Research Family survey panel program. Members who are chosen and fulfill the survey requirements will earn credits toward their next annual dues when they renew. Your participation will give us perspective and insight into the realities of running a travel agency today so that we can better represent you.  

    For questions, contact Kevin Wang, Director of Research.


  • Sign Up Now !

View Archive Articles Arrow



ASTA Proud Partners make it possible for ASTA to promote and defend the travel agent community

SHAREPRINT
amadeus
Carey
Celebrity Cruises
Crystal Cruises
Enterprise Holdings
Marriott logo
Signature Logo
UATP
AIG Allianz Global Assistance Ama Water Ways ARC Best Western Hertz Hilton logo Holland America Mark Travel Norgwegian Cruise Line NTC Sabre Travel network Ponant Silver Car Silversea The Travel Corporation Travelport Travelinsured Turkish Airlines United Airlines
ASTA Verified Travel Advisor Certification Program
ASTA - American Society of Travel Agents
675 N Washington St, Ste 490
Alexandria, VA 22314 U.S.A.