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Travel Professionals Head to Puerto Rico for Global Convention 2023


Over 500 travel advisors and almost 900 total attendees are gathering with the American Society of Travel Advisors for inspiration, education and entertainment.  


San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 1, 2023 – The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the 2023 ASTA Global Convention. Over 500 travel advisors and almost 900 total attendees have gathered for a full program on May 2 to May 4, including a packed general session program, educational breakout sessions, incredible local entertainment and tour opportunities and the opportunity to network with fellow travel professionals.  

The convention is being held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center with hotel accommodations nearby at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino, Aloft San Juan, Hyatt Place San Juan and Hyatt House San Juan. A full list of event sponsors can be found at  

“I am very excited for this year’s ASTA Global Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico,” said Zane Kerby, President and CEO for the American Society of Travel Advisors. “I want to thank our hosts from Discover Puerto Rico as well as all our sponsors, speakers, presenters and all those who did the hard work putting this fantastic event together. We’ve watched as the travel industry continued its path upward over the past couple of years, and every opportunity we have to come together feels like a celebration of how far we’ve come.” 

Sandra McLemore of Travel Marketing & Media will serve as both the emcee of the program as well as the keynote speaker.  

Global Convention also serves as the society’s annual awards show, and ASTA plans to hand out the following honors at AGC 2023: Consortia Partners of the Year, Host Partners of the Year, The Robert Duglin Chapter Excellence Award, The President’s Travel Advisor Leadership Award, The AIG Service Pin Award, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsored by the Dan and Gloria Bohan Foundation, Travel Advisor of the Year, Partner Company of the Year and Partner Representative of the Year.  

In addition to normal convention business, the Society will also be celebrating Global Travel Advisor Day (May 3) onsite and online with a full slate of programming in partnership with Sandals Resorts. ASTA On Air will be live from Puerto Rico with host Sandra McLemore and correspondent (and “Chief Fun Officer”) Alle Pierce. Those not onsite in Puerto Rico can watch the programming on May 3rd – May 4th on ASTA’s Facebook page. 



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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