January 15, 2016
ASTA Communication Department
"The terrorist attacks in Turkey and Indonesia this week remind us that no country or region of the world is immune to the danger those intent on doing harm can bring. And it is yet another reminder that we all must remain vigilant about our own personal safety.
"ASTA stands united with our members in those countries and our travel industry partners around the world who need support in times of trouble. Our hearts go out to those in Turkey and Indonesia as we seek peace and a return to normalcy for citizens of the world."
Rebranded in 2018 as the American Society of Travel Advisors, ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel advisors, the travel industry and the traveling public. Its members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally-based members, ASTA’s history of industry advocacy traces back to its founding in 1931 when it launched with the mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. For more information about the Society, visit ASTA.org. Consumers can connect with an ASTA travel advisor at TravelSense.org.