The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is requesting nominations for the 2008 ASTA Travel Industry Awards, to be presented during THETRADESHOW in Orlando, September 7-9. Nominations will be accepted through May 30.
"The ASTA community is rich with talented travel professionals who have dedicated themselves to their clients, their business and the industry," said K Hope Wallace, CTC, president of ADA Travel in Case Grande, AZ., and chair of ASTA's Special Projects Committee, which oversees the award nomination and selection process. "This is ASTA's chance to acknowledge agents and suppliers who have left a positive impression on their peers and the industry as a whole."
ASTA presents the following top-level awards to recognize those professionals who make lasting contributions to the travel industry.
Travel Agent of the Year recognizes an active travel agent member who has made a great contribution to the travel industry and whose outstanding influence and professional activity have advanced the status of travel agents.
The Allied Member of the Year Award recognizes a person or company whose contributions to travel have positively impacted the travel agency community.
The Travel Hall of Fame Award recognizes and honors individuals whose careers have made an enduring impact on the development and expansion of the travel and tourism industry.
The Young Professional Award is intended to recognize the efforts of an outstanding young travel professional. This award will be presented to a young travel professional who has made great strides and contributions to the travel industry since entering the business. Candidates for the Young Professional Award must be 40 or under and have been a participant of the ASTA Young Professional Society (YPS) for a minimum of one year.
To nominate a travel industry professional or to join go to www.asta.org.