Mentoring Program

No matter where you are in your business having a mentor will only supercharge your business and help you navigate through the travel and tourism industry.

Working 1-on-1 with a mentor can provide insight and resources to help you improve both your personal and professional life. This means that not only do they help with your career advancement, but they can also increase your self-worth and provide you with a much-needed confidence boost. Develop the leadership skills and executive presence needed for career growth. 

Travel ALLIES SocietyWe have partnered with the Travel A.L.L.I.E.S Society to enable our Mentees the opportunity to learn and develop from established and successful travel professionals. Having the opportunity to network, learn, and gain valuable insights from these seasoned travel professionals will allow you to understand different perspectives of the industry while expanding your knowledge and connections.


By becoming a mentor, you are supporting ASTA and our efforts to grow the industry and bring positive change in our world. Sharing your knowledge, experience, and guidance can help build a stronger community, a collaborative spirit, and enhance the benefits of becoming am ASTA member.

  • • Hone leadership and communication skills
  • • Gain new perspectives of how the industry is evolving and current challenges
  • • Networking opportunities

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You don’t have all the answers, but someone does! Being able to learn from others and gain perspective and guidance is intangible in an ever-changing industry like travel. No matter where you are in your career, it’s important to be able to collaborate with an industry mentor to develop your professional skills and develop a meaningful and trusted relationship.  

• Ability to challenge various ways of thinking
• Build confidence and clarity on strengths and opportunities
• Positive space for personal growth and empowerment

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87% of mentors and mentees
79% of millennials see mentoring as
90% of young adults
More ways to get Involved


Looking for ways to support professional development and ASTA’s commitment to excellence? Volunteer your time and enjoy endless benefits that will enable to grow within the industry. We have several committees involved with the implementation and execution of the program, choose one that best fits your skills. Be part of a movement of community over competition! 

Committees: (see details below)
• Recruitment & Vetting  
• Onboarding & Training
• Communications & Marketing
• Logistics & Evaluation

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More Reasons to Get Involved

Mentees are promoted 5 times more often than those without mentors (Forbes)

78% of young adults with a mentor are more likely to volunteer regularly (

63% of millennials say their leadership skills are not being fully developed (Forbes)

Mentoring programs dramatically improved promotion and retention rates for minorities and women—15% to 38% as compared to non-mentored employees (Forbes)

Engagement opportunities of the Mentorship Committee 

The Mentorship Recruiting & Vetting Committee is committed to set up criteria to ensure the high standards being displayed during the mentorship program. Some key responsibilities include:

   • Recruitment of mentors and mentees
   • Matching/ pairing of mentors and mentees
   • Maintain the highest integrity and standards

The Mentorship Onboarding & Training Committee is responsible for the content and development of the mentors/ mentees during the program. Theis committee is responsible for ensuring that each participants understands their roles and responsibilities.  Some key responsibilities include:

   • Provides orientation and training for mentors, mentees, and volunteers
   • Defining goals and setting expectations
   • Providing support and resources to increase engagement

The Mentorship Communications Committee will be responsible for develop and implement a uniform branding and communication strategy that includes media outreach, and social media creation.  Some key responsibilities include:

   • Create resources and creative assets for the program
   • Effective public relations and communications efforts
   • Coordinate with trade media and external role players for visibility

The Mentorship Logistics & Evaluation Committee will be responsible for the overall management of the mentorship program. Some key responsibilities include:

   • Supporting, supervising, and monitoring mentorship relationships
   • Create strategies to monitor and evaluate the progress of the program
   • Develop processes that reflect on evaluation findings and provides reporting to advisory board

Mentorship Testimonials & Quotes

Mentoring Program - TESTIMONIALS

We're lucky enough to serve many of mentees. Here are what some of our mentees have said.

"In just a few weeks, I feel a LOT more confident navigating the travel industry. Chris has been an excellent mentor."

Karen Rodriguez

"Denise is an amazing person and a wonderful mentor. She is supportive and knowledgeable with extensive practical experience. She definitely knows her way around the community and career growth."

Nouel Hughes

American Society of Travel Advisors

123 N Pitt St, Ste 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 U.S.A.

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