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ASTA Advocacy Dinner

An exclusive annual black-tie dinner bringing together elite industry players

ASTA's Advocacy Dinner celebrates ASTA's influence in shaping the policies affecting the retail travel business. It is a chance for ASTA to spotlight its role in the legislative process and for attendees to socialize and network with like-minded travel professionals.

Monday August 31, 2015 - Reservations Now Being Accepted

"Each year, I make it a point not to miss the Advocacy Dinner.." —Bruce Charendoff, Sabre Inc.

The 2014 Advocacy Dinner was held at the luxurious St. Regis New York Hotel located in midtown Manhattan the night prior to setting sail on the Breakaway.

The St. Regis story begins during New York’s Gilded Age, where the country’s first aristocracy rose to prominence. Among this elite group of families were such illustrious names as Carnegie, Vanderbilt and Rockefeller. This timeless blend of innovation and tradition are the foundation of St. Regis Hotels and Resorts, inspiring today’s new global traveler with personalized service, contemporary design and refined elegance all waiting to welcome ASTA's Advocacy Dinner guests.

To sponsor a table, please contact Sue Sheats at ssheats@asta.org

ASTA Advocacy Dinner


ASTA's Advocacy Dinner

The 2013 dinner was held at the beautiful Villa Woodbine, a historic private mansion located in Coconut Grove, Miami. 

Dinner guest were entertained by the wit and humor of ASTA’s senior legal counsel Paul Ruden as well as were present for the presentation of the 2013 Barbara O’Hara Advocacy Award winners Liz Mandarino, President, World Travel, Inc., Douglassville, PA and Gloria Stock Mickelson CTIE, ACC, Sr. Manager, Education & Training, Travel Leaders Franchise Group and Upper Midwest ASTA Chapter President, Plymouth, MN. As well as the 2013 ASTA Chapter Advocacy Award presented to ASTA’s Midwest Chapter.

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"The Advocacy Dinner is a fantastic event [...] with leaders from across the travel community." —Kevin Mitchell, Business Travel Coalition



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