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The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), the world's leading association of travel professionals, is the global advocate for travel agencies, the travel industry and the traveling public. We champion ethical and traveler-friendly practices and policies at every level of government and throughout the travel and hospitality industry. Our members are all bound by a shared code of ethics.

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ASTA's specialized courses range from legal issues and marketing to artificial intelligence. There’s also a wide array of travel advisor fam trips, training and certifications with significant ASTA member discounts on all programs.  

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USING A TRAVEL ADVISOR

Planning a trip today can be complicated and time confusing. Travel advisors are here to help. If you’re ready to pack your bags and you know where you want to go, submit our form to connect directly with a travel advisor.

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Are you looking for a career with high growth potential? The pandemic has made consumers increasingly appreciative and aware of the benefits of working with a travel advisor so their services are more in demand than ever.

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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.

  • The American Society of Travel Advisors Welcomes Over One Thousand Travel Professionals in Dallas for the Sold-Out Travel Advisor Conference

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  • Travel Advisor Community Aggrieved Over Senate Passage of the FAA Reauthorization Without a Ticket Refund Remedy

    The amended FAA Reauthorization bill approved by the Senate leaves travel agencies on the hook for providing airline refunds in cases where they are the merchants of record.

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  • The American Society of Travel Advisors Doubles Down on American Airlines’ Anti-Competitive Behavior

    The Society expands its advocacy campaign to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), agencies charged with investigating anti-consumer business practices.

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  • Final FAA Reauthorization Bill Presents Both Drawbacks and Notable Victories for Travel Advisors

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  • The American Society of Travel Advisors is Disappointed by DOT’s Lack of Understanding of Travel Agencies and the Role They Play in Selling Airline Tickets

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  • A Travel Advisor Day Gift from IATA!

    IATA is giving ASTA members 50% off its industry-trusted IATA/IATAN ID Cards' annual fee

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  • American Airlines Postpones NDC & AAdvantage Changes

    Late Tuesday afternoon, American Airlines quietly announced it was postponing the implementation of its new preferred agency program until July 2024. ASTA President and CEO Zane Kerby released the following statement

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  • Global Travel Advisor Groups Raise Concerns around American Airlines’ Anti-Competitive Actions

    Three Other Associations from Around the World Join ASTA in Speaking Out to Protect Travel Advisors and Consumers 

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  • American Society of Travel Advisors Takes Aim at American Airlines, Launches Save My Miles Campaign.

    Travel agencies are now in the crosshairs of American Airlines’ latest abuse of its market power. Take action today!

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  • Accepting Nominations for "Travel Advisor of the year"

    Winners will be announced at the Travel Advisor Conference which will take place May 29-31 in Dallas, Texas.

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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.

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  • ASTA Applauds Congressional Funding of Travel and Tourism Office

    After nearly two years of advocacy efforts, the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) commends Congress for funding the newly created office of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism.

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  • Five Things for Travel Advisors to Love About Puerto Rico

    With its distinctive cuisine, vibrant Afro-Caribbean art and music scene, and unusual land- and sea-scapes, Puerto Rico combines the exhilaration of traveling abroad with the ease and comforts of home.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

ASTA events bring together the best minds in the industry. It is where Travel Agency Professionals, convene for inspiration, education, and entertainment. Browse through the series of upcoming events below and register now to start expanding your knowledge.

  • 29-31May
    The ASTA Travel Advisor Conference 2024

    Join us May 2024 for The ASTA Travel Advisor Conference

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  • 24-27August
    Caribbean Showcase 2024

    Experience all things Caribbean with ASTA in Curaçao

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  • 16-18September
    Legislative Day 2024

    Join us on Capitol Hill for the most important advocacy event of the year

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  • 16-20October
    Premium Business Summit 2024

    Experience this exclusive event for ASTA Premium Members on the Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady.

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  • 12-15March
    River Cruise Expo 2025

    Join us in Vienna to experience more than a dozen river cruise ships. WAIT LIST ONLY

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