ASTA Chapters to Partner on Websites with Passport Online

by Richard D'Ambrosio

The American Society of Travel Agents has agreed to partner with Beaverton, Oregon-based Passport Online Inc. to create digital presences for each of the organization’s 36 chapters.

According to a press release, each ASTA Chapter has the ability to sign up for a customized NexCite website for the chapter, using Passport Online’s tools. Introduced in late January at the first 2018 Chapter Presidents’ meeting in Dallas, Passport’s customer engagement team has received interest from more than a dozen chapters already.

Passport Online’s travel agency website program currently powers more than 6,000 travel agency websites through its NexCite, NexCite for Host Agencies and VacationPort products.

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2. Solo travel is an undeniable force.

3. “Wokeness” and travel collide.

4. The continued return of destinations hit hard by political and natural disasters.

5. The mode of travel helps define your trip.

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