ASTA Global Convention Education Sessions
In collaboration with our ASTA Global Convention Advisory Committee, we're excited to bring you many exciting and unique sessions geared specifically to you and your business. Whether you are an owner/manager, front-line agent, leisure or corporate, or an independent travel advisor, ASTA Global Convention 2018 has distinctive educational components designed to match your individual needs.
New to 2018: We'll be offering live courses from the ASTA Verified Travel Advisor Certification Program (VTA) onsite. Individuals who are currently enrolled or interested in enrolling can take part in this live course and earn credits towards their certificate. Learn more at ASTA.org/VTA. Look for the VTA logo in the courses below to see what sessions we're offering!
2018 Educational Sessions
Wednesday, August 22
|3:15pm - 4:15pm||Education Sessions – BLOCK A|
|3:15pm - 4:15pm||- Rules of the Road: Agency Relationships and the Law (VTA)||
|3:15pm - 4:15pm||- Attracting Great Talent: How to Entice, Hire & Keep Top-Producers||
|3:15pm - 4:15pm||- Cuba Update: How the New Rules Impact the American Traveler||
|3:15pm - 4:15pm||- Celebrity’s Galapagos, A Transformational Experience||
|4:20pm - 5:20pm||Education Sessions – BLOCK B|
|4:20pm - 5:20pm||- All Politics is Local: Influencing Congress from Your Backyard||
|4:20pm - 5:20pm||- Signing on the Dotted Line: Independent Advisor Agreements Made Easy||
Thursday, August 23
|8:00am - 9:00am||Education Sessions – BLOCK C|
|8:00am - 9:00am||- Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Clients and Your Business||
|8:00am - 9:00am||- The Art of the Upsell: Maximizing Your Value on Every Sale||
|8:00am - 9:00am||- Don’t Go Bankrupt: How to Stay Compliant and Avoid Fines (VTA)||
|8:00am - 9:00am||- How to Vacation Like a VIP in Greater Fort Lauderdale||
|10:20am - 11:20am||Education Sessions - BLOCK D|
|10:20am - 11:20am||- Accessible Travel: Becoming an advocate with the Special Needs Group||
|10:20am - 11:20am||- Let’s Get Ethical: Operating Your Business With Integrity (VTA)||
|10:20am - 11:20am||- Expanding Your Travel Empire: Unlocking Your Company's Potential||
|10:20am - 11:20am||- How to Get (and stay) on TV: Media Training 101||
ASTA Global Convention feedback:
"If you are a serious travel professional, the ASTA Global Convention is the best non-consortia based international conference to attend. It's focus on Advocacy is so important to the travel community, I can't express enough the importance of educating Agents and suppliers what ASTA does to protect them."
"A great opportunity to network with your peers, learn the latest technology and trade ideas about best practices."
"ASTA Global Convention provided me with great tools for reaching my clients. I loved being surrounded by so many industry professionals. "