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! 

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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).

Mentorship Testimonials & Quotes

Mentoring Program - TESTIMONIALS

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

"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 so grateful. I feel more confident in my business. Thank you ASTA for realizing that this was something agents needed. This program truly helped me see I could leave a job that made me unhappy and instead pursue one that I love. Thank you all around!"

Alysha Klein

"I am grateful that I was chosen to be a part of this first program. I can't thank you 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

American Society of Travel Advisors

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

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