In 2013 ASTA recreated the Travel Agent of the Year Award into the Extra Mile Award. Travel agents do so much for their clients, more than is ever seen by the client. These agents are the reason this industry is so wonderful. Why we get up in the morning and stay up late at night. Taking care of the client. Creating their life memories and to be there when they need something. Anything.
The 2013 Extra Mile Award is sponsored by Auto Europe.
ASTA's Travel Agent of the Year Award was established in 1970 in memory of Joseph W. Rosenbluth. It is awarded each year during ASTA's Travel Retailing & Destination Expo to the travel agent member who has made the greatest contribution to the travel industry and whose outstanding influence and professional activity have advanced the status of the travel agency industry.
Candidates for the Travel Agent of the Year Award must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to be nominated:
- The individual must be a working travel agent and a current ASTA member or Premium Manager
- The individual cannot be a current officer of ASTA
- This person must have been a travel agent for at least 10 years (can be domestic or international supplier).
|2011 Winner - Olga Ramudo
|2010 Winner - Mary Peters, CTC|
|2009 Winner - Mary Louise Seifert|
|2008 Winner - Kathy Sudeikis|
|2000's||2006 - Rae Anne Ryan||2007 - John Haskins|
|2005 - Susan Tanzman||2004 - Gloria Bohan|
|2003 - Mary Ann Ramsey, CTC, DS||2002 - Sho Dozono|
|2001 - Bernice Rosmarin, CTC||2000 - Nancy A. Strong, CTC|
|1990's||1999 - Jeanne C. Epping||1998 - Howard and Bunny Pollock|
|1997 - Joseph Hallissey, CTC||1996 - Beverly Ann Schukar, CTC|
|1995 - William "Buck" Haeseler III||1994 - William H. Hunt, CTC|
|1993 - Harold Berns||1992 - H. Wayne Berens, CTC|
|1991 - Francis H. Goranin, CTC||1990 - Robert L. McMullen, CTC|
|1980's||1989 - Carl Helgren, CTC||1988 - George Reinke|
|1987 - Joseph R. Stone||1986 - Arnold C. Rigby, CTC|
|1985 - Lawrence Frommer, CTC||1984 - Edward Hennessy, CTC|
|1983 - Nancy J. Stewart, CTC||1982 - Freddye Henderson, CTC|
|1981 - Laurence C. Tombs, CTC||1980 - Sarah Marquis, CTC|
|1970's||1979 - Anthony J. Speilman, CTC||1978 - Newell Grinnell, CTC|
|1977 - Walter Plaut, CTC||1976 - Charles West, CTC|
|1975 - Peter J. Rescigno, CTC||1974 - Dorothy Marsh, CTC|
|1973 - Thomas J. Donovan, CTC||1972 - Milton A. Marks, CTC|
|1971 - Robert W. Hemphill, CTC||1970 - George G. Brownell, CTC|