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ASTA Accepting Nominations for 2023 'Entrepreneur of the Year' and 'Travel Advisor of the Year' Awards

Winners will be announced at ASTA Global Convention which will take place May 2-4 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Alexandria, VA, February 16, 2023 —The American Society of Travel Advisors is soliciting nominations for its annual "Entrepreneur of the Year" and "Travel Advisor of the Year" awards.

We encourage the public to submit nominations for themselves or other deserving individuals in these categories. The winners will be announced at ASTA Global Convention which will take place May 2-4 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Entrepreneur of the Year:

This is a great opportunity for travel advisors, agency owners, travel technology start-ups, travel suppliers, and more! Five semi-finalists will be selected and ASTA members will have the chance to vote online for their favorite contenders. Three finalists will then advance to take center stage at the ASTA Global Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 2-4, to participate in a LIVE competition for the $10,000 cash prize! Each finalist will be given five minutes to make their pitch to the audience before a live vote determines the winner.

For the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award, nominations can be submitted through March 20 here.

Travel Advisor of the Year:

This honor recognizes an advisor who goes above and beyond to provide exceptional service to their clients. Let us celebrate your favorite travel advisor by nominating them for the Travel Advisor of the Year Award. Have a story of your own to share? You can also nominate yourself. Nominees must be current ASTA members to be eligible.

For the "Travel Advisor of the Year" award, nominations can be submitted by March 15, here.

"We are excited to recognize these outstanding individuals at ASTA Global Convention," said Zane Kerby, ASTA President and CEO. "These awards are a way to celebrate the hard work, dedication and innovation of those who have made a positive impact in our industry. We encourage everyone to nominate deserving individuals for these awards."

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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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