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ASTA Announces New Members-Only Educational Series


Exclusive content available live and on-demand provides in-depth training on topics such as media relations, travel regulations and professional service fees.

Alexandria, VA — The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is rolling out a series of online webinars and trainings that provides travel advisor members with new resources to better serve their clients, raise their profile and increase sales. 

• Media & Marketing Training - With decades of experience and proven success, a panel of experts teaches travel advisors how to leverage the media in their local networks and become the “go-to” travel expert in their community. The panel includes Erika Richter, VP of Communications at the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), Sandra McLemore, Travel Marketing & Media founder, TV Host and Online Marketing Expert and Emmy Award-winning Producer and Director Anthony McLemore. Exclusive Q&A in the private Facebook group, the ASTA Member Lounge, on Friday, October 21 at 12:30pm ET. (Link for Q&A) (Link to Recording)

• Federal Rulemaking Impacts: ASTA's General Counsel, Peter Lobasso, discusses past Department of Labor (DOL) issues and reviews the Department of Transportation (DOT) testimony submission process. We also cover the recent federal rulemakings that ASTA was involved in, how our advocacy efforts made a difference and what ASTA is doing/will be doing to influence the current DOT rulemaking on air ticket refunds. (Link to Recording)

• Are You REAL ID Ready?: Remember REAL ID? Well, the new deadline for implementation is coming – May 3, 2023. During this webinar, Simone Davis of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will provide ASTA members a refresher on the biggest change to airport screening procedures in years so you can make sure clients avoid unnecessary travel disruption next summer. The live webinar is Wednesday, October 19 at 2pm ET(Link to Register)

• Professional Service Fees - Be confident of your value! Join us to learn about professional service fees. What can travel advisors charge? How do you talk about your fees with clients? Training scheduled on Thursday, November 17 at 2pm ET in the ASTA Member Lounge, our private Facebook Group. (Link for Reminder)

Members can access exclusive on-demand content via the video library on All upcoming trainings will be added to the video library after they air live. These benefits are for ASTA members only. Travel advisors can visit to join or renew today!  For more information, please reach out to our membership team at [email protected].

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Rebranded in 2018 as the American Society of Travel Advisors, ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel advisors, the travel industry and the traveling public. Its members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally-based members, ASTA’s history of industry advocacy traces back to its founding in 1931 when it launched with the mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. For more information about the Society, visit our mission statement.  




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