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Featured News

From travel tips and trends to hands-on advice from ASTA members and media coverage of the industry, here are some of our favorite stories.

  • 5 Unique Caribbean Experiences on an Emerald Cruises Luxury Yacht

    A Caribbean cruise on an award-winning Emerald Cruises Luxury Yacht offers a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

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  • ASTA on Air Coverage from AGC 2023

    ASTA On Air was live in San Juan, Puerto Rico for ASTA Global Convention 2023. Sandra McLemore and Alle Pierce and a group of amazing guests for all the excitement surrounding AGC and Global Travel Advisor Day.

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  • Expert Social Media Advice for Travel Advisors

    For travel advisors specifically, social media provides an opportunity to highlight their expertise, connect with potential clients and show off potential destinations.

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  • Albania: The Magic Off the Well-Worn Path

    Albania is still a place where you can have the world to yourself and your own unique adventure.

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  • ASTA Congratulates Award Winners at Global Convention 2023

    The best and the brightest in the travel industry were honored both for their excellence and support of the travel industry at large.

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  • ASTA Board of Directors Elects New Executive Committee

    New Chair Jackie Friedman and other recently elected Directors will officially begin their two-year terms at the close of the ASTA Global Convention.

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  • Seven Reasons Travel Advisors Need The IATA ID Card

    IATA is offering ASTA Members 50 percent off the ID Card's Annual Fee


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  • Americans Plan to Spend Even More on Travel

    Millennial and Gen-Z consumers consider travel their top discretionary purchase this year.


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ASTA in the News

Media Coverage

The ASTA Communications team serves as travel advisor evangelists to the media, to consumers and to the world at large. 

  • Washington Post on Why Travel Industry Ethics Matter

    ASTA's logo is a seal of approval for the travel consumer. 

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  • A New Breed of Travel Agents

    ASTA worked with CBS News to develop a piece on the "new breed" of travel agents.

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  • New York Times' Things to Know When Choosing a Travel Agent

    With consumers looking to travel more than ever, New York Times gives the four things to know when choosing a travel advisor.

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  • Do People Still Use Travel Agents?

    National Geographic looks into whether or not people still use travel advisors, and the answer is a resounding yes!

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  • Why Using a Travel Advisor Will Make Your Vacations More Enjoyable

    USA Today took a closer look at the extra perks, comfort and peace of mind that comes with working with a trusted travel advisor.

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  • AARP's 4 Reasons to Hire a Travel Agent

    AARP listed four of the top reasons you need to hire a travel advisor for your next trip. 

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  • Save and Access Perks by Working with a Certified Travel Professional

    Cardrates.com looks at how working with an ASTA Verified Travel Advisor benefits travelers. 

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