Publications - ASTA


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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Media Training Guide & Working with the Media Report Members Only - Please Login  — June 9, 2020
A report on how travel agencies can work with the media and reporters to get favorable media coverage. Working with reporters can be painless with the proper preparation and understanding of the benefits the following report offers very practical advice that is easy to apply.

Retail or Service Establishment Exemption Fact Sheet — May 27, 2020
This resource explains how travel agencies may claim an exemption from the general requirement that employees be paid overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Eligibility to claim this exemption was restored through ASTA’s advocacy efforts, which resulted in the elimination of the regulatory "blacklist" that had previously blocked the industry from utilizing it.

California Assembly Bill 5 Compliance Fact Sheet — October 29, 2019
This resource explains the state of the law on the engagement of independent contractors in California in 2020 and beyond in light of the enactment of Assembly Bill 5 and provides agency owners with guidance on satisfying the statutory criteria necessary to claim the “travel agent services” exemption secured through ASTA’s advocacy efforts.

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