Benefit From All Our

Member Resources

We are always looking for ways to better serve our members. In the past few years, we’ve added access to health insurance in most states and stepped up our consumer public relations and consumer lead programs. Plus, you can save on quality business products and services through our Member Advantage program.

Our events, training and certification programs and webinars help keep you at the top of your game, while our publications and white papers provide business-boosting ideas and valuable information about the current state of the industry. We also work to keep you informed on crucial issues such as the latest COVID-19 travel guidance and policies.

Our searchable directories can help you find host agencies, consortia, and suppliers. Travel advisors should be sure to keep their listings updated with their specialties since our consumer outreach directs potential clients to our site to find a travel advisor.    

MONEY-SAVING, BUSINESS-BUILDING

MEMBER BENEFITS

We at ASTA are always looking for ways to better serve our members. One of our most tangible benefits is access to money-saving deals on many of the products and services you use for your business. Plus, our growing consumer leads program can help you connect with potential new clients. 

Health Insurance

ASTA members, both independent contractors and travel agencies with W-2 employees in 38 states, now have access to health insurance. Our vendor also offers other types of coverage, including dental, vision, disability, life, accident and long-term care insurance as well as Medicare supplements. Due to state regulations, the insurance is not available in 12 states at this time. 

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MEMBER ADVANTAGE

Members can tap into discounted pricing on a variety of business-related goods and services from business insurance and office supplies to computers and branded merchandise via ASTA Member Advantage, an ASTA-affiliated company. Participating vendors must meet rigorous quality standards and pledge to offer ASTA members pricing that is as low or lower than that available elsewhere in the marketplace. 

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Consumer Leads

ASTA offers members access to consumer leads as well as a respected Verified Travel Advisor training and certification program for experienced travel advisors.

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GROW YOUR EXPERTISE AND BUSINESS

ASTA'S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

Our in-person and online training and events are designed to help you thrive. Novices learn how to get started in the industry while experienced travel advisors can earn certification as an ASTA Verified Travel Advisor, which qualifies them for referrals and other benefits. Travel advisors also can take individual courses to stay current on travel issues, trends and specialties. Our fam trips and ASTA conferences are renowned for their value as networking and learning events and local chapters offer additional educational and networking opportunities. Plus, the ASTA Career Center provides job-hunting tips and helps match professionals with employers. Invest in yourself and take advantage of all ASTA has to offer!

 

CAREER CENTER

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TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

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WEBINARS

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Training Center

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STAY INFORMED WITH

ASTA PUBLICATIONS, RESEARCH AND WEBINARS

Just as you are your clients’ number one advocate and most trusted source of information, ASTA should be yours. Enjoy Travel Advisor Magazine, filled with breakthrough ideas and industry news. Sign up for our daily newsletter, supplier alerts and other essential communications. Check out our research reports, white papers and webinars. And use our advocacy toolkit to speak out effectively on legislative and regulatory issues that affect your business.

THE CREDIBILITY OF THE

ASTA LOGO

The ASTA logo is recognized around the world as a symbol of professionalism and integrity. It symbolizes membership in ASTA, the professional affiliation most often endorsed by the media when recommending how to find a reliable travel advisor.

ASTA members are granted the exclusive privilege of displaying the ASTA member logo and can use it in conjunction with your business name on your website, brochures, stationery, storefront, etc. in accordance with ASTA’s guidelines. Display it with pride!

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Travel Advisor Members

The ASTA Verified Travel Advisor® (VTA) certification program offers self-paced online courses at an affordable price, making it easy for you to enroll and get started.The VTA designation lets the travel industry and consumers know that you have met ASTA criteria for industry knowledge, professionalism and ethics and bolsters confidence by demonstrating that you are keeping up with rapid changes in the travel industry. 

  • BECOMING An ASTA VERIFIED TRAVEL ADVISOR

    ASTA Verified Travel AdvisorExperienced advisors can hone their skills and broaden their understanding of the industry via our Verified Travel Advisor® (VTA) program. Your VTA certification tells consumers and the travel industry that you are an experienced professional with a solid knowledge base and a strong sense of ethics. Graduates receive leads to potential clients and other benefits. 

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MEET OUR MOST RECENT

ASTA VERIFIED TRAVEL ADVISORS

Becoming a Verified Travel Advisor requires fulfilling a rigorous set of requirements that provide a deep understanding of the industry and a strong skillset.  Our most recent Verified Travel Advisor (VTA) graduates epitomize the professionalism, expertise and ethics the VTA program is known for. Learn more about the VTA program.

  • Carolyn Olk, VTA

    Enterprise AL

  • Iris Salazar, VTA

    New York NY

  • Michelle Irvin, VTA

    Alabaster AL

  • Chip Wilson, VTA

    Mansfield TX

  • Bekah Eaton, VTA

    Birmingham AL

  • Letitia Michelle Smith, VTA

    Staten Island NY

  • Stephanie Parks, VTA

    Orlando FL

  • Candace Dupps, VTA

    Louisville KY

  • Stephen Sully, VTA

    Chelem, Yucatan

  • Darcie Bolton Weiser, VTA

    Arvada CO

  • Sandee Hughes, VTA

    New Orleans LA

  • Starr Wlodarski, VTA

    Perrysburg OH

  • Katherine Bear Rogers, VTA

    Mountain Brook, AL

  • Samuel Mony, VTA

    Newbury Park, CA

  • Dawn Howard-Williams, VTA

    Chicago IL

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