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Allianz Partners Supports ASTA Because the Industry is Stronger When We Work Together.

Published: January 31, 2024|

ASTA is the trade association for the entire travel industry, but especially travel advisors, providing you with support, advocacy, and services to help your business grow and thrive.

As our customer, we want your business to grow, because when you win, we win. And ASTA works for all of us—they are the rising tide that lifts all boats in the travel industry!

At ASTA we are travel advisor evangelists, telling your story to consumers and turning them into true believers in the value you provide.

  • With appearances, stories, and quotes in numerous media outlets like Good Morning America, USA Today, MSNBC, The New York Times and more, ASTA generates tens of millions of dollars-worth of consumer awareness for travel advisors every year.

ASTA is Your Voice in the Halls of Power.

ASTA defends your business against harmful legislation and regulations at every level of government, and supporting policies that help you thrive.

  • Convinced the Biden administration to rescind the inbound COVID testing requirement with more than 100 congressional meetings and thousands of emails and letters to the editor.
  • Successfully lobbied for the 2022 Travel & Tourism Omnibus Act, creating an Assistant Secretary of Travel & Tourism at the Dept. of Commerce, elevating the U.S. travel industry.
  • Worked with local members in Kentucky to secure an 11th-hour exemption for travel agencies in a bill expanding sales tax to various industries, saving advisors nearly $2 million/year.

I can’t imagine what the landscape of the modern travel industry would look like without ASTA’s voice. ASTA educates and informs the traveling public, government legislators, and our own industry on the worth of working with a professional travel advisor.

Christina Schlegel, CTA, VTA | Bluetail Travel

ASTA offers numerous benefits and programs to help you grow your business, including:

  • Exclusive access to Consumer Leads: potential customers share their travel criteria and you can respond to those with needs that match your areas of expertise.
  • Media referrals to get your name out there and gain visibility for your business.
  • A suite of programs that give you deep discounts on tools to help you save money and run your business more efficiently, including health insurance, email marketing, and more.
  • Networking and support in your own backyard through your local ASTA chapter.
  • The latest industry research, news, and information from the Travel Advisor Daily e-newsletter.
  • Much more!

We’ve committed to support ASTA and we think you should, too. We believe in ASTA so strongly, we’ve arranged for you to receive a 10% discount on your first year’s membership dues! Just use the code “ALLIANZ” when you sign up.

Whether you’re part of an agency network or completely independent, you need ASTA more than ever. They work for you as they work for all of us, to ensure the travel industry stays strong and healthy. Join today!

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