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ASTA asks DOT to defer new baggage fee rules

ASTA asks DOT to defer new baggage fee rules

14 July 2011 Press Release Organisations & Operators

In a filing submitted last week to the Department of Transportation (DOT) in response to its Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections final rule, ASTA spoke out on behalf of travel agents and the traveling public and asked that the DOT defer the implementation of two rules that mandate how travel agents disclose baggage fee information and that would negatively impact agents’ ability to remain competitive.

ASTA applauds Blue Ribbon report

22 March 2011 Press Release Organisations & Operators

ASTA has applauded the report of the Blue Ribbon Panel for Aviation Security that has been operating under the auspices of the United States Travel Association (USTA). The report, was entitled “A Better Way: Building a World Class System for Aviation Security”.

Tony Gonchar to head up ASTA

Tony Gonchar to head up ASTA

14 December 2010 Focus

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has set its sights on the next level with news of the appointment of industry veteran and marketing guru Tony Gonchar as the new CEO. Gonchar will take up the role at the world’s largest association for travel professionals on 3 January 2011, and brings more than 25 years of experience, including top roles at Virtuoso, Expedia and Microsoft.

ASTA And IATA Reach Compromise on dot-com Proposal

20 October 2000 Press Release Airline News

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reached a compromise on IATAå‘s application to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to oversee the distribution of a new Top Level Domain (TLD) .travel.

ASTA 2000 Research Shows Value of Travel Agents

8 August 2000 Press Release Airline News

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) released the findings of its new two-part survey on travel agent expertise and consumers’ concerns with booking travel online. The study asked ASTA-member travel agents what services they provide that the Internet cannot and what common complaints their clients have with booking travel online.