ASTA, short form of American Society of Travel Agents, is the world's largest association of travel professionals. Our 20,000-plus members include travel agents and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. We are the leading advocates for travel agents, in the travel industry and the traveling public.
ASTA India Chapter is an extension of ASTA International in India. Once a company applies for the membership of ASTA, they automatically become the members of their respective chapters.
The ASTA India Chapter is now the largest ASTA Chapter outside the US, with 188 members.
Over the past few years, the chapter has been involved in organising various activities, which includes FAM trip to India, educational seminars, roadshows in the US and participation in the trade shows etc.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES :
- Increase membership to ASTA International by creating awareness of ASTA' International's activities, like trade shows, road shows, destination expo, IDE's etc.
- Encourage International members to become ASTA India Chapter members by highlighting the benefits like attending the Road Shows, Destination Expos and the business opportunities that it brings along with it.
- Educate the Indian membership on the various segments of travel market in the US and allow them the opportunity to explore a segment that they specialize in.
- Educate the Travel Agents in the US on Incredible India and its potential in the different segments of the market.
- Organize seminars and invite specialists as guest speakers.
- Maintain relations with Indian Tourism authorities and keep them updated on the ASTA International and ASTA India initiatives.
- Maintain a continuous line of communication with newsletters, destination and product updates and circulate it amongst ASTA International and ASTA India membership.
- Keep ASTA India members updated on the happenings in the US Political, Economic scenario and the American Travel Market in general.
- Organize FAM Trips for ASTA International agents to India.
- Meet regularly amongst ASTA India Membership and exchange views and have a guest speaker.
For more details, please get in touch with the ASTA India Chapter Admin office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +91-11-64652410