Asta News

ASTA appoints Zane Kerby as President and CEO

ASTA appoints Zane Kerby as President and CEO

22nd Feb 2013 Press Release Organisations & Operators

ASTA announced today that it had appointed Zane Kerby as the Society’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 19th. Kerby moves to ASTA from a long and successful career with the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), formerly called the National Business Travel Association

Travel Agents assist clients during Hurricane Sandy

Travel Agents assist clients during Hurricane Sandy

15th Nov 2012 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

During the harsh impact of Hurricane Sandy, travel agents worked diligently to assist clients who were impacted by numerous travel delays. “We’re proud of what our members do for their clients in good times and bad,” said Nina Meyer, president and chair of the board of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). “The storm caused thousands of domestic and international flight cancellations and delays, so travel agents made extensive efforts to ensure the wellbeing of their travelers.”

ASTA boss to step down

ASTA boss to step down

15th Jul 2012 Tourism News

Tony Gonchar is stepping down from his post as CEO of ASTA to join American Express’ U.S. Consumer Travel Network, according to reports.

ASTA expo to enhance agent business productivity

ASTA expo to enhance agent business productivity

8th Jul 2012 Press Release Travel Events News Organisations & Operators

ASTA’s Travel Retailing & Destination Expo (ASTA-LA) (Los Angeles, Sept. 7-9, 2012) will deliver a fresh approach to traditional travel trade shows, combining targeted, revenue-boosting sessions and the opportunity for high-level networking to provide travel agents a combination of new business contacts and enhanced sales skills to help them better run their businesses.

ASTA smartphone app delivers membership services on the go

ASTA smartphone app delivers membership services on the go

ASTA’s first mobile app launched today, providing ASTA members with access to top-rated member services no matter where they are. As the first travel association membership app, ASTA continues to provide members with the tools they need to stay competitive, such as real-time access to association news, member directories, information on ASTA events and critical industry alerts all from their iPhone, Android or Blackberry smartphone.

Tourism marketing professional Pamela Bonin joins ASTA

Tourism marketing professional Pamela Bonin joins ASTA

2nd Apr 2012 Press Release Organisations & Operators

ASTA has announced that Pamela Bonin has been hired to the position of director, Market Development, for the Society. As part of her new job, Bonin will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing ASTA’s membership marketing efforts, as well as working with key and prospective ASTA partners in order to develop stronger and more strategic relationships.