Underscoring its value to travel agents, the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) said that with the recent addition of its Salary and Financial Assessment tool, ASTA now offers more than 50 different online tools and directories. All are designed to help members grow and run their businesses more effectively, ASTA said.
“In addition to the more than 1,000 exclusive travel agent resources found in ASTA’s eLibrary, ASTA provides a robust collection of unique and beneficial online tools," said ASTA Executive Vice President and COO William Maloney. "Touching every aspect of an agency’s business, these tools provide financial benchmarking, salary information, specials offers and potential new business and provide access to fellow members of the association."
ASTA’s tool chest includes: Salary Comparison, Financial Assessment, ARC Proposed Fee Impact Analysis 2008-2011 Calculator, Airline Commission Grid, WebExchange (B2B), Cruise Line Fuel Surcharges (Chart), Airline Checked Baggage Fees (Chart), Consumer Leads, Tour Operator Member Specials, Bulletin Boards, Consumer Travel Tips, Customizable Packing Lists, E-Postcards, ASTA’s Store, Industry Calendar, Travel Industry Book Store, AMSI Mart and a Buyers Guide.
Additional resources include ASTA’s eLibrary, Downloadable ASTA Member Certificates, Travel Agency Group Commission Agreement (Sample), Legislative Action Center, Find Your Member of Congress, National Media Locator, Customizable Advertising, Customizable Press Releases, Ready-made Speeches & Power Points, Rating and Article Commenting, Job Board, Sample Performance Reviews, RSS Feeds, 2008 National Presidential Candidates & State Elections tracker, Travel Agents’ Guide to Airline Bankruptcies, State Travel Seller Regulation Grid and the Travel Agents’ Guide to Debit Memos.
In addition, ASTA offers a host of online directories and education resources.