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November 15, 2018

Contact: Erika Ritcher

ASTA Announces A-List Lineup for Global Convention 2019

Leading Travel Industry CEOs Join Mainstage to Update Travel Advisors

Alexandria, VA, November 15, 2018 – The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is pleased to announce that Chris Nassetta, President & CEO of Hilton, Arnold Donald, President & CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, Andy Stuart, President & CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line and Michael Bayley, President & CEO of Royal Caribbean International will take part in the biggest industry event of 2019, the ASTA Global Convention (AGC) in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at the Diplomat Beach Resort, August 25-27, 2019.
“We’re building on the success of past Global Conventions by bringing our industry’s top leaders to the mainstage,” said Zane Kerby, President & CEO of ASTA. “This is a unique opportunity for travel advisors to learn from the industry’s leading suppliers and participate in inspiring conversations with true thought leaders and market movers. Our conference is already shaping up to be a huge success, and we appreciate these industry leaders helping us to kick our event into high gear.”
ASTA’s annual Global Convention (AGC) is three days of inspiration, education and entertainment guaranteed inspire and help leave attendees grow their business. New technologies and changes in travel distribution arrive in the marketplace at lightning speed, while new business models in lodging and cruising will certainly impact the businesses of travel advisors everywhere. With the travel industry in its normal state of constant flux, advisors are watching these market trends very carefully. Our open-forum conversations with these industry leaders will give us insight into coming changes and what travel advisors should be doing to set-up for success.
“For almost 90 years, ASTA has stood the test of time alongside the advisor community, always evolving to fit the consumer needs from trip planning to travel policy. Our conference is tailored to address those changes and help us move forward, together” said Kerby. “This is more than just a trade show – it’s an immersive educational experience where you’ll gain a competitive edge and is the only place where you can network with all the industry’s top leaders under one roof.”
Members of the press interested in attending the ASTA Global Convention may contact Erika Richter,, for conference registration.

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 Consumers can connect with an ASTA travel advisor at

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