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Fiesta in the Desert XIII: Discover the World of Travel — Agent Travel & Tradeshow

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

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Two NACTA Execs Take on New Roles at ASTA

July 21, 2016 — Newswire

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has announced an internal reorganization that will see two executives from the National Career Association of Travel Agents (NACTA) taking on additional roles within ASTA.Read more…

New Tech to Allow Liquids on Flights from Sky Harbor

July 6, 2016 — 12 News

Sky Harbor International Airport will be one of the first in the country to test out some new technology to cut down wait times. The TSA and American Airlines plan to install the CT technology and automated screening lanes in a pilot program at Sky Harbor by the end of this year. These upgrades are expected to help shorten screening times by about 30 percent, officials say. This new 3D CT technology could allow passengers to leave liquids, gels and aerosols as well as laptops in their carry-on bags.Read more from 12 News…

ADOT MVD Rolling Out Voluntary Travel ID

March 30, 2016 — ADOT

Arizona begins to roll out accepted travel documents meeting federal REAL ID Act security requirements for access to airports, restricted federal buildings, military bases and more. These are voluntary and the price will be $25.00.Read more from ADOT…

Arizona ASTA Gives Back

March 18, 2016

March was a month for giving back to our community.Read more…

Board Members Meet with Senator Flake

September 9, 2015

In August, 2015, ASTA’s Arizona Board of Governors met with Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) in Phoenix. As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Flake was one of 20 members of Congress to travel with President Obama on his trip to Kenya and Ethiopia. Senator Flake led the bipartisan coalition on Senate Bill 299, The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act, which ASTA strongly supports.Read more…