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ASTA Returns to a Greek Revival
ASTA Returns to a Greek Revival

More than 30 years after its last visit to Greece, ASTA returned to a country whose tourism industry is emerging from a devastating economic crisis and seeks to expand visits beyond its iconic island destinations.

Why Is Watching ‘Jane Peel Potatoes’ More Exciting than What You’ve Got to Say?
Why Is Watching ‘Jane Peel Potatoes’ More Exciting than What You’ve Got to Say?

Video is here to stay and travel agents who embrace it are reaping the rewards. 

Can New Booking Tools Help Level the Lodging Playing Field for Agents?
Can New Booking Tools Help Level the Lodging Playing Field for Agents?

When clients shop for hotels on the internet, a travel agent’s life can become increasingly complicated and their credibility can be called into question. Will new technology help?

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What Does Apple Leisure Group and Mark Travel Merger Mean for Agents?
What Does Apple Leisure Group and Mark Travel Merger Mean for Agents?

Concerns include whether fewer channels will hamper competitive pricing, what will happen to some of the travel brands involved, and how service might be affected.

Don’t Overlook Pinterest in Your Social Media Marketing Plan
Don’t Overlook Pinterest in Your Social Media Marketing Plan

If you’re trying to attract female travelers, families and couples planning weddings, you’re missing out if you aren’t on Pinterest.

Patience Is Sometimes Required When Filing Travel Insurance Claims
Patience Is Sometimes Required When Filing Travel Insurance Claims

Consumer advocate helps explain how medical insurance claims are not always paid immediately, and how primary Medicare coverage can delay payments when travelers get sick abroad.

Travel Agents Continue to Dominate Cruise and Tour Sales

Traditional travel agent tour and package sales increased 4 percent in 2017 to nearly $9 billion and now represents 68 percent of total sales, according to Phocuswright's recently released U.S. Cruise and Packaged Travel report.

ASTA Presses “Blacklist” Case with Labor Department

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) met this week with the leadership of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage & Hour Division, continuing its efforts to remove travel agents from the retail establishment “blacklist” that forces agency owners to pay overtime.

Travel + Leisure Will Require Member Dues for A-List Travel Agents
Travel + Leisure Will Require Member Dues for A-List Travel Agents

Travel + Leisure calls A-list agents “the ultimate travel planners.” They are selected out of hundreds of applications submitted by readers and agents.