ASTA Partners with Counterpart Group at Vietnam Event

Last week, Bob Duglin, ASTA’s VP, Business Development, represented the Society during the signing ceremony of cooperation agreement between Vietnam Society of Travel Agents (VISTA) and ASTA at the Vietnam International Travel Mart in Hanoi. The Memorandum of Cooperation calls for joint efforts to support bilateral development of tourism between the U.S. and Vietnam, and couldn’t come at a better time with over 552,000 Americans visiting the country in 2016, a 12.5 percent increase over 2015.

To top it all off, Bob had no fewer than 14 ASTA members with him in Hanoi as part of an ASTA-NACTA fam trip, including Staci Blunt and Leila Dada of the Arizona Chapter. In addition to the memo signing, we are told that Hanoi intends to bid to host an ASTA Destination Expo in 2018 or 2019. Sounds like the start of a great relationship!