Supplier: American Society of Travel Advisors
June 15 – The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) has announced that its annual Global Convention, set to take place in Washington, DC on August 25-28, 2020, is being transitioned into an online virtual experience with a robust and diverse digital program. The dates will remain the same (August 25 –28) and the event has been renamed ASTA Global Live (AGL).
During an online Town Hall on June 11, ASTA’s Executive Committee announced the association’s decision with ASTA’s President & CEO, Zane Kerby.
As anyone who has attended past events will tell you, ASTA’s annual Global Convention (AGC) is packed with inspiration, education, important supplier connections and fabulous entertainment guaranteed to leave attendees ready to grow their businesses. In the new virtual format, ASTA will also include content relevant to recovery as an industry and arm every attendee with the information needed to propel business forward.
To help advisors prepare for ASTA’s upcoming live event, they created a FAQ page for all attendees and exhibitors to reference for important next-step actions. On this page, attendees who have already registered will find instructions for transferring their registration. For travel professionals who have not yet registered, ASTA’s new event page – ASTAGlobalLive.org – has been updated and will continue to evolve outlining ASTA’s newly formatted education sessions and a variety of entertainment and virtual engagement offerings – uniquely designed with you in mind.
This year’s virtual experience will include over 14 educational sessions focusing on sales, business operations, and ASTA Verified Travel Advisor certification program. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with over 100 travel suppliers through an online tradeshow and 1:1 appointments and enjoy virtual fitness classes to start their day. August 27th and 28th will be set aside for ASTA’s small business, independent advisor members as ASTA Small Business Network Live.
Travel is a transformational force for good. From the diverse lineup of speakers and topics, ASTA will fan the flames of your wanderlust. You’ll walk away encouraged and ready to set big goals for your personal and professional growth.
• Rick Steves, Public Television Host and Guidebook Author
• ASTA is looking forward to welcoming back Tom Krieglstein – Founder, Lead Facilitator, Swift Kick – as our emcee for ASTA Global Live
• Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO of Celebrity Cruises
• Captain Kate McCue, Captain of Celebrity Edge from the Celebrity Cruises fleet
• More to come!
For more information, please visit asta.org
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