Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Chapter of ASTA!
Hello ASTA PNW Chapter Members,
I would like to say a big thank you to those who were able to join us at the ASTA and/or NACTA Global Convention in Washington D.C. We had a great turn out and some exciting news about ASTA’s rebranding and NACTA becoming the ASTA Small Business Network.
I am excited about these new changes and wanted to share just a bit about these them. Please take a moment to view these links for more information.
They officially rebranded as the American Society of Travel Advisors (with new logo!), and launched a major consumer awareness campaign with the theme "We'll Take You There."
They also announced that they are bringing the subsidiary the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA) under the ASTA banner as the "ASTA Small Business Network," and showed attendees a prototype of the revamped consumer-facing TravelSense.org website.
As a brand, it means what was formerly NACTA will now be more aligned with its parent company and one payment to the ASTA Small Business Network also makes an agent a member of ASTA ($165 annually, the old NACTA rate, will increase to $199 in 2020, the rate independent agencies now pay for ASTA membership). This will mean that agents will not be paying dual dues, as many have in the past.
Please save the 11th of December for our next virtual meeting.
Darcy Lard, Chapter President
Anneke Marchese, Chapter Vice-President
Jessica Hayes, Chapter Secretary
Cindy Dobler, Chapter Treasurer
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Welcome! The Pacific Northwest ASTA and ASTA SBN (formerly NACTA) chapter is the first of it's kind- a fully virtual chapter! Our chapter is a great solution for those who either don't have a local chapter, or are looking for a fully virtual chapter to connect with for support, education, and industry relationships.