ASTA Reveals A-List Lineup for 2019 Convention
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The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is pleased to announce that Chris Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton, Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, Andy Stuart, President & CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line and Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International will take part in the biggest industry event of 2019, the ASTA Global Convention (AGC) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 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 main stage,” said Zane Kerby, president and 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 to inspire and help leave attendees to 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.”
SOURCE: ASTA press release.