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Fiesta in the Desert XVII: Discover the World of Travel — Agent Travel & Tradeshow

Please watch this space for updates.

As your industry leader, we deeply value our relationship and are very much concerned with the safety of our suppliers and our fellow agents.
Considering the quickly changing circumstances and nature of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global pandemic, we are evaluating circumstances and government regulations on a daily basis.
We will provide information regarding the event status of Fiesta in the Desert XVII once we have a better indication about the feasibility of bringing this event to fruition.

Coronavirus Resources

March 20, 2020

With all of the stories in the news media, day after day, about the latest disruptions to travel resulting from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), or perhaps more accurately, from the fear of the coronavirus, our mission to promote and defend our members in the travel advisor community is unwavering.Read more…

Travel Advisors Become Real Stars During Virus Crisis

March 20, 2020 — SmartBrief

Travel advisors are personal-service experts and crisis management pros, two skills among many that have been highlighted as the coronavirus crisis continues -- and for which customers are enormously grateful. “We are doing everything we can for our clients, regardless of our losses. That’s our job. That’s what we are here for. Arguably most importantly, we’re answering our phone,” Hannah Nowicki writes.Read more from Travel Pulse…

ASTA Publishes REAL ID Member Toolkit

February 26, 2020 — ASTA Member Alert

Starting on October 1, 2020 travelers who want to use a state-issued driver’s license at airport checkpoints must ensure that it is REAL ID-compliant, which means it is marked with a star located in the upper portion of the card. There are clear signs that the traveling public is not prepared for this deadline, and that millions of travelers are at risk of being turned away at checkpoints a little more than eight months from today. As an industry, our goal should be that no travel advisor client is prevented from boarding a plane due to a lack of familiarity with the REAL ID requirements. To help prevent disruption for your clients, ASTA has created a REAL ID toolkit for members, which includes an ASTA-branded fact sheet, social media guide, sample disclaimer language and other resources. Take a look!Read more from ASTA Member Alert…

ASTA Offers Health Insurance

December 18, 2019 — ASTA National

ASTA is excited to announce that it has finalized a partnership with Association Health Programs of Overland Park, Kansas (AHP), to bring you a new exclusive ASTA member-only benefit - Health Insurance!Read more from Association Health Programs…

Update Your TravelSense Profile

January 10, 2019 — TravelSense.org

Exciting updates coming to ASTA’s consumer website, Travelsense.org. Make sure to build a complete profile on TravelSense.org so that new customers can easily find you when searching for a verified travel advisor. Follow these easy five steps to launching an impressive profile.Read more from TravelSense.org…