Publications - ASTA


ASTA offers a wide variety of publications to assist members with their agency management and professional development. Publications include in-depth industry White Papers and Research reports. Most of these publications are available only to ASTA members, a select few are also available for sale through the ASTA Store.

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2007 Supplier-Travel Agent Relationship Marketing Report
[PDF] ASTA conducted its annual Supplier - Travel Agent Relationship Marketing survey to assist travel agencies and suppliers in understanding and ben.... Purchase

2014 Independent Agents Report
The 2014 Independent Agents report covers business operations and demographics on the Independent Agent segment.

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White Papers

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Credit Card Chip Technology is Here – Are You Impacted and Ready? Members Only - Please Login  — June 25, 2015
Credit card companies and retailers are moving to new “chip card” standards in the U.S. in preparation for a “liability shift”. Impacted ASTA members should ensure they have upgraded credit card readers and software to those that can read chip cards.

ASTA’s 2015 U.S. Travel Agency Regulatory Compliance Handbook Members Only - Please Login  — March 12, 2015
ASTA’s 2015 U.S. Travel Agency Regulatory Compliance Handbook is a plain-English white paper that explains the major federal statutes and regulations that directly impact travel agents.

Review of NCFs White Paper Members Only - Please Login  — October 15, 2014
ASTA explains the nuances of the federal tax code as it relates to this category of deductible business expenses. It also provides members with general guidance on legitimate deductibility of As an advocate of the travel agency industry, ASTA has prepared this white paper to help its members understand the role Non-Commissionable Fares (NCFs) play in cruise sales both historically and currently.


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