March 22, 2016
American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) President and CEO Zane Kerby issues this statement regarding today's terrorist attacks in Zaventem Airport and a subway station in Brussels:
"Our thoughts are with the citizens of Belgium today, especially those who lost loved ones in the heinous attacks on their nation. ASTA offers its sympathy and support to all those impacted by these terrorist attacks against innocent family, friends and neighbors. ASTA is reaching out to our 10 member agencies in Belgium to offer any assistance we can. Our hearts go out to you, and we pray for everyone's safety and for peace in Brussels."
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.