MAST Travel Network Renews ASTA Dues Support

MAST President and COO John Werner
MAST President and COO John Werner

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and MAST Travel Network have announced that MAST will renew its agreement to pay a portion of ASTA membership dues for all MAST members and extend it to a two-year deal.

MAST, comprised of 210 agencies in the Midwestern U.S. and Canada, was the first consortium to sign such an agreement last June.

Under the two-tier structure with MAST, based in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, the consortium pays a portion of individual annual ASTA membership dues, reducing the total cost paid by the agency to $149 for agencies with annual sales volume of under $5 million, and $249 for those with annual sales volume above $5 million.

MAST was the first consortium last year to begin subsidizing ASTA dues. This agreement was later followed by customized agreements with Signature Travel Network, Travel Leaders Franchise Group and Virtuoso.