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ASTA Partners with Counterpart Group at Vietnam Event


April 14, 2017 — Dateline ASTA Weekly

Last week, Bob Duglin, ASTA’s VP, Business Development, represented the Society during the signing ceremony of cooperation agreement between Vietnam Society of Travel Agents (VISTA) and ASTA at the Vietnam International Travel Mart in Hanoi. The Memorandum of Cooperation calls for joint efforts to support bilateral development of tourism between the U.S. and Vietnam, and couldn’t come at a better time with over 552,000 Americans visiting the country in 2016, a 12.5 percent increase over 2015.Read more from Dateline ASTA Weekly…

AZASTA Gives Back to Community

February 26, 2017

This February 2017, Pat Fulton, Arizona ASTA Chapter Secretary provided a much appreciated donation to Robert Sanders, Regional Director of the Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest.Read more…

AZASTA Donates to Scottsdale Airport History

January 28, 2017

Mark Torpey, CTC, Industry Relations and Communications Chair of the Arizona ASTA Chapter, presented Steve Ziomek with Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial, a donation check for the development of a new monument to represent the history of Scottsdale Airport and honor all veterans.Read more…

AZASTA Holiday Party 2016

December 8, 2016

The Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Travel Agents in conjunction with the local National Association of Career Travel Agents had their annual 2016 Holiday Party on December 7th, 2016 at Buca di Beppo in Chandler, AZ. Thanks once again to our host and Board member, Al Balizado, Senior Manager, Worldwide Sales at Best Western Hotels and Resorts.Read more…

PHX Posts TSA Wait Times


October 3, 2016 — USA Today

Few things set airline travelers off more than seeing a snaking security line as they approach a TSA checkpoint. Now, the Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix hopes to take out any element of surprise — and reduce travelers’ stress — by posting TSA wait times on its website and flight information monitors at the airport.Read more from USA Today…