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The ASTA Global Convention Is Better Than Ever

By popular demand, dates announced for ASTA Global Convention 2018, 2019 and 2020

Alexandria, VA, July 6, 2017 – In less than two months’ time, travel agents from across the globe will converge on the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, August 27-29, for the annual ASTA Global Convention (AGC), where the association plans to chart the course to future for our industry.

Building on the success of the ASTA Global Convention

Anyone who has attended will tell you, ASTA’s annual Global Convention (AGC) is three days of inspiration, education and fabulous entertainment guaranteed to leave attendees ready to grow their business. As agents get ready for our upcoming convention in San Diego, ASTA is pleased to announce dates and locations for the next three years of ASTA Global Convention:

  • 2018 ASTA Global Convention - August 21-24 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.
  • 2019 ASTA Global Convention – August 23-26 at the Diplomat Hotel (Hilton Curio Collection) in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2020 ASTA Global Convention – August 25-28 back at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.

From Hilton:
“We are delighted to be partnering with ASTA for their largest annual event, the ASTA Global Convention,” said Paula Christy, Vice President Distribution Channel Management, Travel Industry Relations, Hilton. “Our aim at Hilton is to be the most hospitable company in the world by continuing to make travel easier and more rewarding through personal experiences and valuable benefits. We know travel agents share this passion and dedication to guest experience and we’re looking forward to providing a warm welcome to the travel agent community at ASTA over the next three years.”

From ASTA:
“We’re continuing to build on the success of ASTA Global Convention by offering an agenda full of education that is timely and relevant to today’s modern travel agent,” said Zane Kerby, President and CEO of ASTA. “Your national trade association is providing opportunities for you to learn about vital regulations that govern our industry, the ability to network with the industry’s best suppliers, and participate in inspiring conversations with thought leaders in travel. The ASTA Global Convention is an opportunity for our entire community to come together and lean-in to the challenges that face our industry. But it’s more than just attending a conference; the ASTA Global Convention it’s about engaging in an experience that allows you to be a part of shaping a positive future for our industry – for your industry. ”


Members of the press interested in attending the ASTA Global Convention may contact Erika Richter,, for conference registration.


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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