Save and Access Perks by Working with a Certified Travel Professional

Cardrates.com looks at how working with an ASTA Verified Travel Advisor benefits travelers. 

Why use a Verified Travel Advisor from the American Society of Travel Advisors? Adam West of Cardrates.com took a look at the positives of working with an ASTA travel advisor.

West found that the positives include:

  • Consulting with Experts and Comparing Quotes
  • Verified Travel Advisor Status Ensures Accountability
  • ASTA is an Inside Track to More Rewarding Travel


With Cardrates.com's special focus on credit cards, West also spoke to ASTA Vice President of Communications Erika Richter about using a travel advisor when also concerned about credit card points and perks. 

“There shouldn’t ever be a time where you feel nervous about picking credit card perks over the perks your advisor provides,” Richter said. “Talk to them about it and allow them to provide comparative analysis or advise you on the best strategy.”

Read more at Cardrates.com.

Find an ASTA travel advisor for your next trip by filling out a trip quote request. 











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.

  • Debine Lutz, VTA

    New Bern NC

  • Kevin McCormack, VTA

    Huntley IL

  • Christina Schlegel, VTA

    Arlington VA

  • Julie Prusak, VTA

    Austin TX

  • Cheryl Jones, VTA

    Clinton MS

  • Desiree Jones, VTA

    Los Angeles CA

  • Tracy Whipple, VTA

    Deforest WI

  • Paula Rowe, VTA

    Ider AL

  • Yvonne Sala, VTA

    Herndon VA

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