MAST Rolls Out New Programs at Conference, Owners Summit

MAST Travel Network introduced new programs at the organization’s Annual MAST Conference, held in early May in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Owners Summit, a one-day conference for agency owners only, held June 6.

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MAST Announces Launch of New PR Campaign and Website at Annual Conference

The MAST Travel Network announced the launch of its Consumer Awareness and P.R. Campaign at its recent 25th annual conference, held at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, Va.

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MAST Travel Network Honors Top Member Agencies and Preferred Suppliers

More than 290 members and suppliers attended MAST Awards Night, Thursday, March 10 at the Drake Hotel Oak Brook, Illinois. 139 awards were presented in seven categories to 64 agencies and 9 preferred suppliers.

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Latest MAST Survey Reveals Increased Sales

In a survey of its members, MAST reports sales are up year over year with most of its preferred suppliers.
But business is being affected by safety concerns in Europe, fears of catching the Zika virus, and even stock market performance.

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Travel: The Next Generation

The MAST Travel Network’s recent creation of MAST JV, a networking group for travel professionals under 40, is the latest move to address the shortage of “young blood” in retail travel sales.

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Agents rediscover benefits of regional co-ops, consortia

In 2014, burdened by increasing annual supplier minimums and growing marketing costs at the national co-op to which they belonged, Dennis and Claire Sanchez decided they wanted to take their boutique San Francisco-based agency, SailAway Cruises and Land Vacations, in a different direction.

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MAST Sales Sensation Expected to Break Attendance Records This Year

MAST’s annual fall product launch and trade show Nov. 17 is expected to break last year’s record in attendance with more travel agent members, more exhibitors, more seminars, and more speakers. Over 350 agents and over 100 exhibitors will be on hand. MAST Sales Sensation is the third largest travel industry event in the Midwest.

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Consortia, franchise deals contribute to busy ASTA confab

WASHINGTON — ASTA’s ranks have been bolstered to a total of 8,600 members thanks in part to mandatory and subsidized memberships from consortia and franchises.

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News Briefs, Week of June 29, 2015

…Three new members have been elected to the MAST Travel Network’s Board of Directors: Jill Loveless of Carefree Travel, Delavan, Wis.; Rosann Corpolongo, Eclipse Travel, Homer Glen, Ill.; and Karen Daly, MK All Around Travel, Oak Lawn, Ill. Dick Fislar of Picture Perfect Travel, Rock Island, Ill., was re-elected to the board, and the board retained him as chairman and CEO…

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MAST Announces New Board of Directors

MAST Travel Network’s Board of Directors election recently took place. Three members have been elected to the Board for the first time. Jill Loveless, Carefree Travel, Delavan, Wis.; Rosann Corpolongo, Eclipse Travel, Homer Glen, Ill.; and Karen Daly, MK All Around Travel, Oak Lawn, Ill. are the newest Board members.

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