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The American Society of Travel Advisors Expands Travel Advisor Mentorship Opportunities

The 2024 Mentorship Program doubled in size this year, welcoming twenty-one mentors and mentees. 


Alexandria, VA, April 3, 2024 – The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is proud to announce it is kicking off its 2024 Mentorship Program with 21 pairs of ASTA members seeking to share and gain advice about the travel industry and growing their business. ASTA first introduced its Mentorship Program in 2023 with ten pairs of mentors and mentees. 

The six-month program is an exclusive member benefit that offers a unique opportunity to connect with seasoned travel professionals as mentors for regularly scheduled virtual or in-person meetings. From now through September 30, participants will benefit from career guidance, skill development, and networking opportunities to advance their career, as well as personal development in areas such as leadership, communication, and self-confidence. 

For more information about the program, visit:

Testimonials from the 2023 Mentoring Program: 

“I cannot say thank you enough to ASTA for setting up this program. I was hesitant to apply since I was working another full-time job, but I took a leap, and I am beyond grateful that I was partnered with Jenn Lee... She is an incredible mentor and shared so much insight with me, and I feel more confident in my business. Thank you ASTA for realizing that this was something advisors needed. This program truly helped me see I could leave a job that made me unhappy and instead pursue one that I love.” – Alysha Klein, Alysha Klein & Associates Dream Vacations 

“I am grateful that I was chosen to be a part of this first program. I can't thank ASTA enough for the opportunity. I always jump at the chance for growth, both as a person and for my business, and this program was exactly what I needed. I love having someone with whom I can feel free to ask anything and to bounce ideas off. And someone to give advice and recommendations but also hold me accountable for things I need to work on. It's been highly beneficial.” – Michelle Shumate, Fairy Godmother Travel





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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