ASTA Small Business Network AZ Chapter

ASTA Small Business Network AZ Chapter

The AZ Chapter meets around the Phoenix area.

14/03/2020

It's Official! All Cruise Lines are pausing all cruises for the next 30+ days. Please visit the individual cruise lines web site for specific details on rescheduling and/or canceling client. Visit CLIA's website for cruise industry details. Also refer to the travel insurance policy where appropriate.

11/03/2020

Arizona members - Tune in next week for an update on ASTA's efforts to protect our industry throughout the evolving COVID-19 crisis. Check your email for the registration invite or Visit ASTA.org and register.

Norwegian Cruise Line Amends Final Payment Policies Due to Coronavirus 28/02/2020

Thank You Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line Amends Final Payment Policies Due to Coronavirus The line is also letting passengers change their sailing to another cruise without penalty. 

26/02/2020

Denali Park road closures are a concern

https://apnews.com/984c121012a6d2c5b920c55e7c84201e

The Travel Industry’s Resilience Will Prove Itself Again with Coronavirus 26/02/2020

The Travel Industry’s Resilience Will Prove Itself Again with Coronavirus Travel advisors give their take on the impact of the coronavirus, and how the situation can ultimately turn out to be an opportunity for their businesses.

United Airlines follows JetBlue in raising bag fees - Houston Business Journal 24/02/2020

Did you hear??

United Airlines follows JetBlue in raising bag fees - Houston Business Journal Joining what could become a trend, United Airlines will increase the charge for checked bags starting this month.

21/02/2020

I just received this webinar invite about Costco and how we can compete

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6713064250323923724?source=email022120A

20/02/2020
Six Basic Tools for Advisors to Be More Efficient and Work Smarter 17/02/2020

Six Basic Tools for Advisors to Be More Efficient and Work Smarter Two longtime travel advisors discuss the basic efficiency tools and tactics that have helped them succeed.

Coronavirus Puts Travel Advisors to the Test 13/02/2020

Coronavirus Puts Travel Advisors to the Test With so much uncertainty over the fast-spreading coronavirus, travel advisors are challenged to keep on top of the situation and deal with the concerns...

12/02/2020

Show off your Star with a Real ID - Arizona, Let's help the traveling public be informed and get started! Do you have your Real ID? Use the recommended resources from ASTA.org Real ID Social Media Kit to assist your clients. Better yet - set the pace - be an example and get your Star ⭐️ - Real Id by March 30th. Share your experience!

Travel Advisor Fall 2019 11/02/2020

The just-released Winter 2019 issue of ASTA Travel Advisor Magazine is packed with thought-provoking content intended to help you respond to market conditions and continue to grow your business.

Travel Advisor Fall 2019 TRAVEL ADVISOR CRUISE LINES GEAR UP FOR WAVE SEASON 2020 | VICTORY IN CALIFORNIA THE THOMAS COOK AFFAIR | THE NEED FOR SUCCESSION PLANNING THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL ADVISORS / 2019 Bahamas THE OPEN FOR YOUR BUSINESS

register.gotowebinar.com 07/02/2020

Emerald Waterways will be the line to watch in 2020 and beyond, and advisors who attend this webinar will find out why!

With way more than just new ports of call or new itineraries, this Scenic Group brand is making waves with new ways to grow your cruise business. Tune in to learn more about this exciting cruise line from Scenic's own Mark Junette, Regional Sales Manager, West Coast.

Two lucky attendees will have the chance to win! You don't want to miss this webinar on Monday Feb 10th, 2020

register.gotowebinar.com

Department of Homeland Security Bans New York Residents from Participating in Global Entry 06/02/2020

Any thoughts out there?????

Department of Homeland Security Bans New York Residents from Participating in Global Entry According to the DHS, New Yorkers are no longer eligible to enroll in Trusted Traveler Programs because of DHS’ disagreement over a new “Green Light Law” that the state adopted late last year. 

How to Handle Air Travel During the Coronavirus Outbreak 06/02/2020

How to Handle Air Travel During the Coronavirus Outbreak You should take many of the same precautions that you would take in other public spaces, but there are safeguards to keep yourself healthy in the air, too.

While Political Rancor Dominates Washington, Travel Advisors Seek to Be Heard 05/02/2020

While Political Rancor Dominates Washington, Travel Advisors Seek to Be Heard Among topics, travel advisors discussed draft legislation to protect American travelers from any chaos that may ensue when REAL ID is implemented on Oct. 1, 2020. 

Princess Cruises: Diamond Princess Update - Notices & Advisories 05/02/2020

An update from Princess Cruise Line

Princess Cruises: Diamond Princess Update - Notices & Advisories Princess Cruises can confirm that the first phase of health screening of all guests and crew onboard Diamond Princess, by the Japanese Ministry of Health, has been completed. We were notified that amongst the samples that have completed testing, 10 people have tested positive for Coronavirus. This i...

Photos from ASTA Small Business Network AZ Chapter's post 05/02/2020

ASTA and ASTA-SBN AZ representatives had a great day today in Washington DC on the Capitol Hill asking for the vote on 2 issues affecting the travel industry. A -Real ID Implementation, and B- Independent Contractor Definitions.

100 Reasons 16/01/2020

100 Reasons

Health Insurance - Business Services - ASTA 15/01/2020

Health insurance is now available for ASTA members!

Health Insurance - Business Services - ASTA ASTA is proud to announce that it has entered into a partnership to offer health insurance as an exclusive member benefit. Members, their families and their employees in 39 states are eligible for coverage. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this program.

Over-the-Top Travel Experiences for 2020 14/01/2020

Over-the-Top Travel Experiences for 2020 Try something new this year with one of these unique travel experiences.

White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban 13/01/2020

White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigration by President Donald...

Australian bushfire crisis predicted to cost tourism industry hundreds of millions 07/01/2020

Australian bushfire crisis predicted to cost tourism industry hundreds of millions Almost 4,300 insurance claims totalling $297m have been lodged since main fires began, but the bill is set to climb

4 Ways Tech Will Disrupt the Travel Industry in 2020 06/01/2020

4 Ways Tech Will Disrupt the Travel Industry in 2020 Here are several of the innovations opening up new opportunities for entrepreneurs.

ASTA Members Training: Your Tools to Increased Leads with TravelSense.org - Video Library - E-Library - ASTA 04/01/2020

ASTA's consumer-facing website TravelSense.org attracts 50,000 consumers per month, all looking for a travel advisor to help them build their dream getaway-

If you're not already utilizing this key ASTA member benefit, now is the time to start! Learn how to navigate your way to increased leads by watching the training video below created by ASTA's webmaster Lynden Saltibus.

ASTA Members Training: Your Tools to Increased Leads with TravelSense.org - Video Library - E-Library - ASTA We recently re-launched our consumer-facing website TravelSense.org, with new features such as a revamped platform, expert travel content and even a chat feature for travelers to connect in real-time with the advisor of their choice. TravelSense.org attracts 80,000 consumers per month, all looking f...

03/01/2020

Happy New Year!
We are thankful for all of our travel advisors and suppliers and look forward to a wonderful 2020



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Volcano eruption on New Zealand's White Island leaves at least five dead 09/12/2019

Prayers for everyone

Volcano eruption on New Zealand's White Island leaves at least five dead Desperate efforts are underway to locate any additional survivors of a deadly volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island Monday, which killed at least five people and injured at least a dozen more.

Apple Leisure Group Provides Ancillary Benefits with New Travel Insurance Program 06/12/2019

Apple Leisure Group Provides Ancillary Benefits with New Travel Insurance Program The initiative provides commission protection along with a host of ancillary benefits across all brands.

27/11/2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our travel advisors and suppliers

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Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Rewards Travel Agents 27/11/2019

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Rewards Travel Agents Travel advisors can utilize the Learn and Earn training program from Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), to boost sales and increase their knowledge.

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