ASTA Small Business Network

The ASTA Small Business Network (formerly NACTA) is dedicated to providing education, networking & representation in support of Travel Advisors.

The National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA), was established in 1986 as the original association with a mission to represent the interests of independent and home based travel entrepreneurs. Host travel agencies and suppliers who support this growing sector of the distribution channel are also members of NACTA. NACTA is continuing its objective to promote the professionalism and recognition of our productive group of travel agents. The association retains its role to focus on the development and educational programs for our valued members and to expand the many member benefits such as health care insurance, discounts on office supplies and more. Our overall objective is to enhance and secure their success in retail travel sales. Our mission statement says it all:
The National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA) is the foremost Travel Industry Association dedicated to providing the finest education, training, networking and representation in support of Career Travel Agents. Our Suppliers and Host Agency partners find NACTA members to have a strong reputation and are highly regarded as the best of the independent and home based agents. We work to provide an exceptional forum not only for members to network with each other but also for members to build relationships with NACTA’s strategic supplier partners. NACTA is a wholly owned affiliate of ASTA, the American Society of Travel Agents. ASTA and NACTA, while separate associations, work to protect and enhance the entire retail distribution channel. Become of member NACTA, the association that represents the best independent travel agents in the industry. We strive to represent your best interests, you belong at NACTA!

Operating as usual

11/05/2020

To better serve our members with frequent and valuable information, we will be sunsetting this account on November 13, 2020. Please follow our main page (ASTA - American Society of Travel Advisors) or join one of our ASTA member-only groups for special workshops, added benefits, and important updates.

ASTA page -
https://www.facebook.com/ASTATravelAdvisors

ASTA Member Lounge - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ASTAMEMBERLOUNGE

ASTA Small Business Network Inside Access - https://www.facebook.com/groups/astasbn

05/06/2020

ASTA - American Society of Travel Advisors

Happy Travel Advisor Day!

This video is for you, by you. Thank you for all that you do to support the world's travelers. #TravelHero #TravelAdvisorDay

To see more visit: www.travelsense.org/notallheroeswearcapes

04/09/2020

Our weekly COVID-19 update for ASTA members is now available for viewing. View here >> https://bit.ly/2wrKgQB

#ASTAStrong

04/01/2020

ASTA - American Society of Travel Advisors

Access our interim guidance available for members now: https://bit.ly/2JtkCh9

#ASTAStrong #TogetherInTravel

03/31/2020

Don't miss out! Subscribe to the Travel Advisor Daily (TAD) and be the first to know about changes in the travel industry, great travel tips, business boosting information and more.

Subscribe here >> ASTA.org/TravelAdvisorDaily

03/30/2020

Today's installment of "ASTA's COVID-19 Update" was pre-recorded to allow for a better viewing experience. You can view today's recording here >>

Be sure to visit our dedicated resources page for more information at asta.org/COVID19.

03/25/2020

ASTA Small Business Network

03/25/2020

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03/25/2020

ASTA - American Society of Travel Advisors

📢 BREAKING NEWS: Travel Advisors Will Have Access to $25 Billion Airline Assistance Funds, Multiple Other Options for Relief Under Bill.

"We are also heartened by the outpouring of support from the industry, including over 28,000 grassroots messages to legislators through ASTA.org, and feel strongly that our efforts made a significant difference in the size and scope of relief options in the bill.” - Zane Kerby, President & CEO - ASTA

Read more at ASTA.org

asta.org 03/16/2020

Advocacy - ASTA

You’re always there for your clients, and we’re always here for you. Help us fight for your business with Congress and the White House. Take action below!

asta.org ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public. Expand your world. Go with the pros.

03/16/2020

Stay Informed. Stay Connected. Boost Your Business!

Be sure to tune into ASTA webinars every month.

See upcoming webinars here>> http://ow.ly/Knho50vY8Ep

#ASTA #ASTAWebinars #TravelAdvisors

03/16/2020

Don't miss out! Subscribe to the Travel Advisor Daily (TAD) and be the first to know about changes in the travel industry, great travel tips, business boosting information and more.

Subscribe here >> ASTA.org/TravelAdvisorDaily

sba.gov 03/15/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the offering of federal disaster loans for small businesses. Click below for more information!

sba.gov SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

03/13/2020

ASTA Verified Travel Advisors are 8x more likely to be viewed by consumers on TravelSense.org & have gained unique industry expertise from the industry's leading educators.

Being an ASTA VTA pays off!

Learn more>> http://ow.ly/KK2150qOeLH

#ASTA #VerifiedTravelAdvisor

03/12/2020

ASTA - American Society of Travel Advisors

Stay Informed: ASTA - American Society of Travel Advisors is diligently working with policymakers in both the #TrumpAdministration and in Congress to obtain a variety of relief options to help advisors, and the travel industry as a whole, weather this storm. #COVID19

Information will continue to be updated at www.asta.org.

03/09/2020

Travel Advisors: We’ll take you…to new heights in your career!

Wherever you want to go in your career, ASTA can help you get there — by providing education, peer networking, travel supplier connections, customer leads, and more!

Learn more at>> ASTA.org/join

#ASTA

03/03/2020

ASTA Verified Travel Advisors are 8x more likely to be viewed by consumers on TravelSense.org & have gained unique industry expertise from the industry's leading educators.

Being an ASTA VTA pays off!

Learn more>> http://ow.ly/KK2150qOeLH

#ASTA #VerifiedTravelAdvisor

03/02/2020

Webinar Today: Learn more about our newest FAM to genuine Ukraine!

Tune in today at 2 PM ET for key information on our journey to Ukraine in June 2020.

Register now! >>
http://ow.ly/iuj350ywXe6

02/29/2020

Upcoming Webinar: Discover rich culture, history, architecture and scenery in Ukraine!

Virtually join the action Monday, March 2 at 2 PM ET for our informative webinar on our newest educational journey to Geniune Ukraine in June 2020.

Register today! >>
http://ow.ly/ee4p50ywXe5

02/29/2020

Don't miss out! Subscribe to the Travel Advisor Daily (TAD) and be the first to know about changes in the travel industry, great travel tips, business boosting information and more.

Subscribe here >> ASTA.org/TravelAdvisorDaily

02/28/2020

#ASTAGlobalConvention 2020 is the one event that allows you to unite with travel agency leaders, innovators, and disruptors to transform the future of travel.

Join 1,000 travel professionals playing a key role in improving their business and the travel industry in Washington, DC, on August 25-28, 2020.

Learn more at ASTAGlobalConvention.org!

02/28/2020

"This [insurance] is FABULOUS versus what I was paying before. I'm going from paying $590/month insurance, down to $350/month, and getting better coverage! I'm VERY excited about this for the upcoming year." – Mike Edic, Pioneer Travel, LLC in Wisconsin. You must be an ASTA member to enroll into the program!

Learn more at asta.org/healthinsurance.

02/28/2020

Upcoming Webinar: Discover rich culture, history, architecture and scenery in Ukraine!

Virtually join the action Monday, March 2 at 2 PM ET for our informative webinar on our newest educational journey to Geniune Ukraine in June 2020.

Register today! >>
http://ow.ly/iuj350ywXe6

02/26/2020

ASTA Verified Travel Advisors are 8x more likely to be viewed by consumers on TravelSense.org & have gained unique industry expertise from the industry's leading educators.

Being an ASTA VTA pays off!

Learn more>> http://ow.ly/KK2150qOeLH

#ASTA #VerifiedTravelAdvisor

web.asta.org 02/26/2020

FAM2020Viet_Details

Business and immersive education, anyone?

Join your peers in charming Vietnam during our updated 10-day educational journey May 13-23, 2020 where you'll explore stunning Ninh Binh, Halong Bay & more! Rates start at $599 pp double occupancy.

Register today, space is limited >>
http://web.asta.org/iMIS/EDJourneys/FAM2020Viet_Details.aspx

web.asta.org Where: This customized Educational Journey is bringing business and immersive education together in the charming country of Vietnam. You'll visit the top destinations and attractions your clients are requesting, like the city of Hanoi, the UNESCO World Heritage site Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Da Nang, H...

02/25/2020

Travel Advisors: We’ll take you…to new heights in your career!

Wherever you want to go in your career, ASTA can help you get there — by providing education, peer networking, travel supplier connections, customer leads, and more!

Learn more at>> ASTA.org/join

#ASTA

02/25/2020

Stay Informed. Stay Connected. Boost Your Business!

Be sure to tune into ASTA webinars every month.

See upcoming webinars here>> http://ow.ly/Knho50vY8Ep

#ASTA #ASTAWebinars #TravelAdvisors

02/24/2020

Discuss the future of travel at ASTA Premium Business Summit 2020!

Join travel professionals from top corporate and leisure agencies, TMCs, and host agencies on May 7-9,2020, at the JW Marriott Austin.

Learn more at ASTA.org/PremiumBusinessSummit!

#ASTAPremiumBusinessSummit

02/21/2020

ASTA members, we encourage you to build a complete profile on TravelSense.org so that new customers can easily find you when searching for a verified travel advisor.

Just follow these 5 easy steps >>> http://ow.ly/zOVM50pT4kD

#ASTA #TravelSense

02/21/2020

Collaborate and connect on the industry’s most pressing issues during #ASTAPremiumBusinessSummit May 7-9, 2020 in Austin, TX!

Secure your spot at asta.org/PremiumBusinessSummit!

Note: This event is complimentary to ASTA Premium Members. Not a premium member? You may attend for a fee.

02/19/2020

ASTA Verified Travel Advisors are 8x more likely to be viewed by consumers on TravelSense.org & have gained unique industry expertise from the industry's leading educators.

Being an ASTA VTA pays off!

Learn more>> http://ow.ly/KK2150qOeLH

#ASTA #VerifiedTravelAdvisor

02/19/2020

Today: Exciting & Authentic Overnight Paddlewheel Cruises!

Join the engaging webinar today at 2 PM ET to learn about how American Queen Steamboat Company sets the standards in U.S. River Cruises and how to confidently sell their cruises.

Register now! >>>https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2954098976836349698

02/19/2020

Upcoming Webinar: Exciting & Authentic Overnight Paddlewheel Cruises!

Join the engaging webinar Wednesday at 2 PM ET to learn about how American Queen Steamboat Company sets the standards in U.S. River Cruises.

Register now! >>>https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2954098976836349698

02/18/2020

Today: Get ready for Croatia!

Join the webinar today at 2 PM ET to learn about #ASTADestinationExpo 2020 destination, including all the exquisite details you need to know about this upcoming event!

Register now! >>>https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8679154867443599873

02/16/2020

Upcoming Webinar: Get ready for Croatia!

Join the webinar Tuesday at 2 PM ET to learn about #ASTADestinationExpo 2020 destination, including all the exquisite details you need to know about this upcoming event!

Register now! >>>https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8679154867443599873

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Top 10 Benefits of NACTA:

Collective Industry Recognition/Representation- NACTA recognizes and represents the career focused travel professional. Upload and proudly use the NACTA company logo. Let your clients know you are an approved & proud member of the National Association of Career Travel Agents. Have NACTA recognize and tout your accomplishments-submit your story on how you planned the vacation of a life time, how you reinvented your marketing strategy or won over a new client. Let NACTA feature you and share your accomplishments in Agent Life Magazine.

Agent Life Magazine – NACTA’s flagship publication dedicated to support NACTA travel professionals. Learn successful tips on social media marketing, technology and selling specific destinations. Read articles on how NACTA members created successful businesses. You too could have the opportunity to have your success story told.

NACTA NEWS - This monthly electronic newsletter is a great resource for travel professionals to stay updated on travel industry related events along with upcoming NACTA webinars, events and supplier promotions.

NACTA Agent Digest (NAD) – An instant, on -line forum comprised of NACTA travel professionals who can answer your travel related questions instantly. Through this platform you will receive expert advice from NACTA travel professionals who are “in-the-know”. It’s the ideal tool to help you with your client travel planning.

Local NACTA Chapter Support – Connect with local travel professionals and NACTA supplier partners. With access to over 40+ NACTA Chapters in the U.S. you can create personal relationships with your peers and have direct contact with NACTA supplier partners. Access NACTA’s Chapter directory on NACTA.com and find an upcoming chapter meeting in your area. We welcome you to take part in the NACTA Travel Consultant Community!

Educational Webinars – Participant in various live on-line courses to help improve your business and expand your knowledge on a variety of top travel suppliers, travel destinations and marketing services. Couldn’t attend an important session? You can find it archived on www.NACTA.com

NACTA Educational Events –Experience exotic destinations and unique products for ultimate hands on learning. NACTA has numerous educational courses both at sea or on land at NACTA’s exclusive Destinationals/Land FAMS and Seminars at Sea. You will be immersed in the destination and become an educated expert.

NACTA: One Sheet- Showcase your experience, promote your industry certifications and awards on NACTA’s proprietary One Sheet. It’s a customized professional representation of YOU as a travel professional! It also allows perspective new clients to find you on NACTA’s website “Find a Travel Professional”.

Business Advantage Program – NACTA provides a valuable discount program for your business including office supplies, and special services. Plus NACTA Members have access to various insurance packages from health insurance, a free RX discount card, legal and technical support & more!

Travel Voyager Guides – A $250 value! Voyager Travel Guides is a destination product that offers the travel agent a complete, professional system for building your brand and providing a value added report for your clients. Place your company logo on the following benefits today!

Join now! Be part of the premier association for travel professionals today. Just complete the on-line application at www.NACTA.com or contact your local NACTA Chapter Director.

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