ASTA Urges Agents to Nominate Winners

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has extended the deadline for nominations for its 2008 Travel Industry Awards until June 11. The awards program reflects ASTA’s efforts to promote excellence within the trade and includes the Travel Agent of the Year, Allied Member of the Year, the Travel Hall of Fame Award and the Young Professional Award.

The Travel Agent of the Year Award 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.

The 2008 ASTA Travel Industry Awards will be presented during THETRADESHOW in Orlando, September 7-9.  Nominations will be accepted through June 11.   To nominate a travel industry professional, visit www.asta.org.

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