ASTA Corporate Advisory Council Elects New Leadership

The American Society of Travel Agents’ Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) elected new leaders to its Executive Committee while the group met at ASTA Global in Reno recently.

Michael Dixon of Travelink, American Express Travel in Nashville, TN, was elected to a two-year term as secretary. Elected chair is Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg of Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. New York, and vice chair Denise Jackson of Balboa Travel, Inc. San Diego.

The CAC is made up of ASTA’s largest travel agency (corporate and leisure), consortia and allied members, with annual travel sales of at least $50 million. The Council works on issues of common interest to the agency community, formulating a strategy to speak with one voice before federal regulators. Additional members include ABC Global Services, Allianz Global Assistance (Allied Member), Avoya, BCD Travel, Brownell, Fox World Travel and Frosch.

Additionally, the CAC voted to renew funding in 2017 for the ASTAPAC Charitable Matching Program, which provides ASTA chapters that reach PAC fundraising goals and high-dollar individual donors with matching funds to the charity of their choice (subject to a cap of $40,000 per year). This program has helped triple PAC fundraising while nearly $130,000 has been donated to worthy charities across the country.
 
The CAC also voted to again fund ASTA’s participation in a lobbying campaign to standardize state regulation of travel insurance.

  0
  0
Tip of the Day
Daily Top List

Top Five Hotels In Most Popular Summer Destinations

1. Disney's Port Orleans Resort-Riverside, FL

2. Blue Horizon Hotel, Canada

3. Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Mexico

4. Fairmont Olympic Hotel, WA

5. Sanctuary Cap Cana by AlSol, Dominican Republic

Source: AAA Inspectors

TMR Recommendations
Top Stories
Travel Agents Enjoying Strong Summer Season
Travel Agents Enjoying Strong Summer Season

Agents and suppliers are relieved and excited with how business is going.

Travel Agency Celebrates With United Airlines
Travel Agency Celebrates With United Airlines

Beset with a string of passenger service incidents that have marred the carrier's reputation, United gets support from a prominent Midwest travel agency.

To Prosper, Travel Agents Fight The Deal Mentality
To Prosper, Travel Agents Fight The Deal Mentality

Even as some consumers chase promotions and discounts, successful travel agents build their business by focusing on value.

Girlfriend Getaways Are A Growing Business
Girlfriend Getaways Are A Growing Business

Travel agents and suppliers are promoting short weekends and full-blown vacations for groups of women.

World Class Athlete Leaps Into Travel Agent Career
World Class Athlete Leaps Into Travel Agent Career

Brianna Glenn once was an international track superstar. The discipline she learned in sports is helping her build a travel business that is profitable as well as rewarding.

Four Stages Of Becoming A Wellness Travel Expert
Four Stages Of Becoming A Wellness Travel Expert

Advice on how travel agents can establish themselves in the growing wellness tourism sector.

News Briefs
Advertiser's Voice
Advertiser's Voice: American Queen Steamboat Company