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ASTA Announces Two Virtual Events for Members, Including One for Corporate Travel

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) has announced it will host a virtual gathering for its Premium members—the ASTA Premium Business Summit, a live, engaging virtual event running from November 9-11, 2020. This annual event is complimentary for all ASTA Premium members and, given the new virtual format, the programming has been expanded to any employees (W-2) from any ASTA Premium member company. Registration for ASTA Premium Member companies and staff are free, but registration is required.

Travel Coalition, Executives Call on Congress to Pass Relief Legislation

Last week week, a coalition of almost 200 travel, hotel, franchise, and state and local government groups called for Congress to not go on recess without providing relief for sectors devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, a group of 17 CEOS of the largest U.S. travel companies sent a statement to leaders in Washington, pleading to advance a subsequent round of legislative relief from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

ASTA’s Global Convention Goes Virtual, Renamed ASTA Global Live

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) announced that its annual Global Convention, originally set to take place in Washington, D.C. on August 25–28, 2020, is being transitioned into an online experience. The dates will remain the same, although it has been renamed ASTA Global Live (AGL).