ASTA, the world's largest association of travel professionals, is the leading global advocate for travel agencies, the travel industry and the traveling public. That makes us your perfect source for expertise on everything travel. 

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.

  • Selling River Cruises

    A cruise pro offers everything you need to know to sell river cruises. 

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  • Travel Advisors to Department of Labor: Independent Contractor Proposal Should Be Withdrawn

    The American Society of Travel Advisors strongly urged the U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw its proposal for determining employee or independent contractor classification.

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  • Why Wave Season Matters

    Cruise lines offer some of their best deals for the coming year during Wave Season.

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  • Travel Advisor Priorities Included in Year-End Spending Bill

    Fiscal Year 2023 omnibus spending bill included provisions of the Visit America Act/Omnibus Travel and Tourism Act—a policy priority of ASTA’s during its Legislative Day event in June.

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  • Norwegian Cruise Line Bets Big on Travel Advisor Distribution

    $250,000 in advisor recruitment & training through ASTA will bolster the sales force to meet increasing industry demand. 


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  • Expert Tips and Tricks for Making Flights Go Easier

    Flight cancelations, delays and misplaced luggage are a fact of post-pandemic travel. What can you? We asked travel advisors to share their best practices. 


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Media Coverage

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

  • 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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