Events - ASTA

ASTA Meetings and Events

Events Designed to Help Travel Agency Professionals Thrive

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) strives to bring you events that are designed to help you thrive in the always evolving industry of travel. We have an incredible lineup of events and encourage you to participate in these professional development opportunities for travel agency professionals. Best of all, ASTA members receive special discounted prices.

ASTA Legistative Day

Destination Expo - Athens

An international event that will to enable you with the skills and resources needed to effectively sell new destinations to your clients.
Dates: April 14-17, 2018
Location: Athens, Greece - Hilton Athens

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ASTA Legistative Day

Legislative Day

ASTA member-only event which takes you directly to Members of Congress to discuss issues that impact your business, work life, and even your client's travel experience.
Dates: May 7 - 8, 2018
Location: Washington, DC

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ASTA Global Convention 2018

ASTA Global Convention 2018

The essential event for travel agency professionals that provides insights into current research and trends through education and allows the forging of new connections with 1,000+ professionals.
Dates: August 21 - 23, 2018
Location: Washington, DC – Washington Hilton

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NACTA Annual Conference

NACTA 2018 Annual Conference

Where the most influential independent travel consultants come together.
Dates: August 23 - 25, 2018
Location: Washington, DC – Washington Hilton

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NACTA Room to Cruise

NACTA “Room to Cruise” Conference

Extend your NACTA Conference experience on the fun-filled Carnival Pride.
Dates: August 26 – September 2, 2018
Location: Carnival Pride – Grand Turk, Freeport & Half Moon Cay

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The annual ASTA Global Convention is set to take place in our nation's capital of Washington, DC in 2018! Join us for three days of education, inspiration, and networking.

Location: Washington Hilton

Program Highlights
Tuesday, Aug 21:
  Sightseeing Tours - Opening Reception
Wednesday, Aug 22:
  Education Sessions -Tradeshow – Advocacy Dinner
Thursday, Aug 23:
  Education Sessions – Tradeshow –
  Closing Reception & NACTA Opening Reception
Friday, Aug 24 – 25:
  NACTA 2018 Annual Conference

Education topics and networking events will be announced in early 2018. Stay tuned for more information!
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Other Events

Arizona Chapter - Phoenix CVB Event
September 24, 2103
Details coming soon

MidAmerica Chapter - TSA PreCheck
April 30, 3014
Columbus Airport

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ASTA Event Photos Galleries

AGC 2017
ASTA Global Convention 2017 ASTA Legislative Day 2017 ASTA Capitol Summit 2017

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What travel agents say about ASTA's events

"The ASTA Global Convention was an incredible experience! …I found that the networking opportunities were the best part. I met so many industry veterans who have "been there, done that," and who were SO ENTHUSIASTIC to help a young professional like myself." - Jacob Marek, Owner, IntroverTravels

"This was my first travel industry conference. During the conference I was able to make important supplier and industry connections…most importantly I was able to walk away with a different perspective on my business model…which will allow me to work smarter and increase profits immediately and long term. I am inspired to succeed and now enabled with more tools to do so as a woman entrepreneur in the travel industry." - Amanda Dyer, Owner, GoGo Travel LLC

"No other trade shows offer the educational opportunities that ASTA offers as far as real information on running a business. Fraud prevention, regulatory requirements and advocacy can only be found at ASTA conferences." - Helen Prochilo, Promal Vacations

“The sessions got me to rethink what I thought I already knew,” said Karen Kelley, Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc. Kelley said that everything at the conference far exceeded her expectations, citing the high-quality education sessions and panels with industry executives as highlights.

"INCREDIBLE! The education has been just incredible. Coming to Dubai has really been worth the trip" –Patricia Cobbs, Dupont Plaza Travel, Miami, FL

"I can't stress enough the value that each Destination Expo I've attended has provided for my business. As an agent we all recognize the importance of familiarizing ourselves with a destination. The ADE's go well beyond that goal by offering in-depth destination training which is crucial to my abilities to sell a location. The ADE was no exception and exceeded my expectations." -- Steve Powers, Hidden Treasure Tours

“If you didn’t come to ASTA’s Destination Expo, you could not sell this destination with any degree of credibility.”  –Bob Twomey, VIP Travel Service, Rochester, NY

“It’s not every day that you get to hear CEOs talking frankly,” said Kelley about the lively Cruise CEO Panel. - Reported by Travel Market Report 


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