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American Society of Travel Agents Launches New Trade Publication, Travel Advisor
With the goal of better serving its members with relevant and compelling content and showcasing industry-leading expertise, the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) announces the launch of a new trade magazine, Travel Advisor. Formerly known as ASTAnetwork Magazine, the rebranded Travel Advisor will launch in May 2018.

ASTA Partners with Special Needs Group
The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) today announced that Special Needs Group, Inc. (SNG) has been appointed the official mobility and special needs partner for both ASTA and its sister association, the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA).

Travel Agents, Know Your Value!
With the goal of helping its members articulate their value to consumers and diversify their revenue streams, the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is announcing the launch of a new educational course entitled Professional Fees – Strategies and Solutions.

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ASTA Launches New Member Communication Platforms Members Only - Please Login
Our goal at the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is to provide you with the most relevant and compelling content that will help you better serve your clients and grow your businesses.

Trump Administration Issues New Cuba Regulations Members Only - Please Login
Today, the Trump Administration released updated regulations governing U.S. trade and travel with Cuba.As you will remember from our June member alert, President Trump announced at that time that these regulations would be updated "in the coming months."

Action Requested: Targeted Call Campaign on H.R. 2515
As you know, one of our top legislative priorities this year is the Travel Agent Retail Fairness Act (H.R. 2515), which would remove travel agencies from an arbitrary regulatory "blacklist"..

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Why MGM Resorts Won't Be Slashing Group Commissions
Commission cuts don't make good business sense, according to Michael Dominguez, chief sales officer for MGM Resorts International. Groups are the most profitable revenue stream for hotels, and third-party commissions -- which only apply to sleeping rooms -- are part of the cost of doing business, he said.

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