Puerto Rico to Host 2011 International Destination Expo

ASTA announced Friday that San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be the host of the sixth annual International Destination Expo (IDE), April 14-17.

New next year will be ship inspections at the Port of San Juan. This is the first IDE to include ship inspections as part of its education offerings. Additionally, agents who sign up to attend will receive ASTA membership for only $125.

Agents who sign up to attend IDE Puerto Rico who are not already ASTA members will receive discounted ASTA membership. For only $125 instead of the regular $277, these agents will not only benefit from the education found at ASTA's International Destination Expos, but from the many benefits ASTA provides its members throughout the year.

“The Caribbean Tourism Organization is delighted to welcome ASTA and its members to the first ever International Destination Expo to be held in one of our member-countries,” said Caribbean Tourism Organization Secretary General & CEO Hugh Riley in a written statement. “As the world’s most tourism dependent region, the Caribbean relies heavily upon the knowledge and expertise of travel professionals to help guide visitors to a superb vacation experience. Now we’ll have an opportunity to share that experience with the delegates to ASTA’s IDE in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in April 2011, while our members throughout the Caribbean get to interact with hundreds of the world’s leading travel professionals.”

Visit www.asta.org/events.


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