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Issue: November 16, 2018

  • ASTA Announces A-List Lineup for Global Convention 2019

    Yesterday, we announced that leading travel industry CEOs will join our mainstage to update travel advisors. 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. Register today to save $150 on conference registration!

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  • Travel Headlines

  • Business buzz: The return of the travel agent (Phoenix Magazine)

    It sounds like a throwback to the pre-TSA days but, like mom jeans and fanny packs, travel agents are making a comeback, according to NBC News and Vogue.

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  • Don't make these common holiday travel mistakes (Washington Post)

    At about this time every year, radio and TV producers ask me to go on the air and dispense travel advice. They'll ask me how to avoid the agony of holiday travel.

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  • Travel agents to the rich & famous tell all (Refinery29)

    On the list of dream professions, 'travel agent to the rich and famous' probably falls somewhere between 'fashion muse' and 'ice cream taster' in terms of desirability

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  • Industry Insights

  • Crystal-balling the travel industry: Agents give their predictions for 2019 (Travel Market Report)

    Wendi Cartwright at Barefoot Travel Agency in Frisco, Texas, though, is looking at Portugal in 2019: "It's very beautiful; AMA is putting a second ship there; the countryside is gorgeous."

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  • The US government is creating a task force to combat the scourge of in-flight sexual assaults (Business Insider US)

    The US Department of Transportation is creating a task force to figure out how to combat incidents of in-flight sexual assault. The task force will make recommendations on best practices for US airlines relating to training, reporting, and data collection regarding sexual assaults.

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  • Amex targets 'extended workforce' with new virtual corporate card platform (Business Travel News)

    American Express has launched a virtual card solution for business expenses for temporary workers, recruits and employees-travelers who don't have traditional corporate cards.

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  • Trending with the Traveler

  • Women who travel meetup: next stop, Miami (Conde Nast Traveler)

    Miami join us at our next Women Who Travel meetup in Miami on December 8. In July 2017, we launched a Facebook group called Women Who Travel, aimed at being a space for all self-identifying women to share their travel stories, offer advice, and form a...

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  • Five itinerary ideas to see Australia in luxurious style (The Telegraph UK)

    Travellers looking for an extraordinary, no-expense-spared Australian experience can choose from an array of opulent options.

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  • Up and down in southern Austria (Pique)

    The little nostalgic steam engine huffs and puffs its way up the steep track as we leave the lakeside village of St. Wolfgang in Austria. 

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  • ASTA Spotlight

  • Webinar Today-Mexico: A Mega-Diverse Country


    Today, November 16th at 2 PM ET


    Join Emmanuel Rey as he discusses Mexico's rich biological diversity which includes nature and protected areas, different culture with ancestral traditions and rich gastronomy that dates back many centuries.


    BONUS: Attend the full webinar for a chance to win a 3-night stay for 2 at Hotel Xcaret Mexico! 


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