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ABC Global Services Endorses ASTA Global Convention

Alexandria, VA, May 18, 2015 – The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is pleased to announce that ABC Global Services—an industry-leading provider of service and support for travel agencies around the world, including the ABC Premier Hotel Program, ezBookbyABC, CommissionPro and 24/7—is running a promotion in support of the ASTA Global Convention (AGC).

In support of AGC, to be held this summer in Washington, D.C., ABC Global Services will provide a credit of $100 toward the conference registration fee ($299 for ASTA member agents and $399 for non-members) for the first 100 qualifying new and existing ABC clients. Qualifying agencies will receive a promo code from ABC Global for one individual from their agency to register for the conference at a $100 discount.

Any new agency signing up for the ABC Premier Hotel Program before the convention, automatically qualifies for the registration credit. Additionally, existing ABC clients qualify for the $100 credit if they have booked at least 100 hotel room nights on the ABC rate code since the beginning of the year. The credit only applies to new ASTA convention registrations, effective May 18, 2015. 

“As believers in the strong advocacy voice, educational programming and networking opportunities offered by ASTA, we are pleased to offer this promotion to our member clients,” ABC Global Services Chief Executive Officer Eric Altschul said. “Anything we do that gives agents the ability to be more involved with ASTA benefits our clients, benefits us and benefits the industry.”

In thanking ABC for its generosity, ASTA President and CEO Zane Kerby said, “Eric understands the power of investing in people. By paving the way for more agents and agency owners to come and experience the history of DC, enhance their sales and marketing skills, acquire new destination specialties and network with each other, they are investing in the future. We are still adding to this program every week, and we look forward to welcoming you to our home town in August.” 

The ASTA Global Convention, set for Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, will host travel professionals and suppliers around the world to bring them the latest on trends, technology, products and destinations. Qualifying agents can request their promo code directly from ABC Global ( and can register with the code at to receive the $100 discount.

ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally based members, it is the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public. ASTA’s history of travel industry advocacy traces back to its founding in 1931 when it launched with the mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. For more information, visit

ASTA’s sister association, The National Association of Career Travel Agents, represents a professional community of independent travel agents ready to assist the traveling public.

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