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Avocet Travel Supports ASTA’s 2005 Study Tour Conference

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) announced today that Avocet Travel, a tour operator specializing in Bahia, has signed on as a Signature Sponsor of ASTA’s 2005 Study Tour Conference in Bahia, Brazil on March 13-19.

“We’re excited to count Avocet Travel as one of the sponsors of this year’s educational study tour,” said ASTA President and CEO Kathy Sudeikis, CTC. “We are glad to be partnering with Avocet, as experts with regard to travel in and around Bahia, to expose American travel agents and travelers to a wonderful and relatively untapped tourism market.”

“Avocet Travel is proud to be a sponsor of the ASTA Bahia Study Tour Conference because ASTA promotes responsible tourism and has a commitment of valuing human resources, culture and the environment,” said Clarence O. Smith, chairman and CEO of Avocet Travel. “As the leading marketer of this great travel destination, we appreciate the opportunity to showcase Bahia.”

Avocet Travel, which will begin offering non-stop charter service between New York’s JFK Airport and Bahia, Brazil in April, will hold a breakfast product seminar on March 14. The company will also be one of the exhibitors at the trade show on March 14 where local travel and tourism vendors will showcase their products.

The mission of the American Society of Travel Agents and its affiliated organizations is to enhance the professionalism and profitability of members worldwide through effective representation in industry and government affairs, education and training, and by identifying and meeting the needs of the traveling public. The Society is the world’s largest and most influential travel trade association with more than 20,000 members in 140 countries.