Fiesta in the Desert III

On August 19th, Arizona ASTA sponsored the third annual Fiesta in the Desert agent and consumer travel tradeshow. We had members and non members attend the agent portion of the show. For those in attendance. A special thanks goes out to David Evans for his usual professional and efficient running of a successful show. As promised, this event was better than ever featuring tour operators, hotel partners, and destination tourism boards from the Americas.

Photo Album

The following images are of the day’s events. To view a larger image, click on the thumbnail.

Grabriel Igartua, VP of Sales and Marketing Tesoro Resorts, along with Jorge Gamboa of Mexico Tourism Office greet attendees. Faye Mann explains some of the offerings of Y'alla Tours' journeys to Cuba. Laura Rodríguez (AZASTA President Elect) and David Evans (Show Committee Chair) present a prize to Glenn Crookston. U.S. Airways Vacations representatives review Caribbean, Mexico, and Central American destinations with prospective travelers. Grand Luxe Rail Journeys surprised many agents and travelers with the luxurious accommodations and services on their private rail cars. Mark Torpey of M.H. Ross/Global Alert! Travel Insurance and AZASTA Communications Chair awards an American Express gift card to one consumer. Prize winners were delighted to win gift baskets provided by the participating ambassador travel agencies. Travel Agents listen attentively to one of many early morning destination seminars. Agents learned the latest information about various properties and tours offered by suppliers such as Jorge Gamboa of the Mexico Tourism Office, co sponsors of the event. Gloria Dean the Puerto Rico Tourism Company is ready to explain the wonderful sights and sounds of the beautiful islan. David Evans (AZASTA Show Chair) and Hope Wallace (AZASTA President) welcome agents to the an exciting day at Fiesta in the Desert III. Lana Vermilya (AZASTA Secretary), Laura Rodríguez (AZASTA Treasurer and President Elect), and Hope Wallace (current AZASTA President) invite agents to attend The TRADE Show in Orlando.