Nexion, Travel Leaders Network Honored at ASTA Convention

Zane Kerby ASTA Global Convention
Zane Kerby at the ASTA Global Convention

Nexion, a host agency for independent travel agents, was recognized as Host Agency Partner of the Year at the 2018 ASTA Global Convention. Additionally, Travel Leaders Network was celebrated for more than 50 years of ASTA membership.

The award, Travel Leaders Group says, is handed out to a host agency that excels in supporting ASTA, a global advocate for travel agents. While giving the award, Ann Chamberlin, senior vice president at ASTA, acknowledged Nexion’s growth in ASTA members, the institution of a monthly payment plan for ASTA membership fees and serving the advocacy group on the administrative level.

Travel Leaders Network, which is also part of Travel Leaders Group, was recognized by ASTA for its over 50-year membership in the organization.


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ASTA leadership also changed, with outgoing chair Jay Elllenby and incoming chair David Hershberger--both Travel Leader Network members.

Travel Leaders Group manages leisure, business and franchise travel operations within several diversified divisions and brands. The company has more than 7,000 agency locations, and it, according to the company itself, is listed as one of the industry’s largest traditional travel agency companies.

Travel Leaders Group has declared 2018 to be the Year of the Travel Agent. Within the last ten years, travel options and personalized service have improved because of technology. Travel Leaders Group represents over 52,000 travel agents who specialize in more than 130,000 destinations and over 50,000 areas of interest

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