MAST is proud to include ASTA membership in the cost of MAST membership for 2022. ASTA membership for MAST agencies will run on a January to December basis, same as MAST Membership. Agencies should only renew their ASTA membership through their MAST Membership Renewal Invoice. If you happen to receive a renewal notice directly from ASTA, please disregard and inform stephanie.werner@mvptravel.com.

If you have trouble logging in to your asta.org account, simply reset your password by clicking “Forgot your password” on ASTA.org. You may also email askasta@asta.org
for assistance.

For general ASTA questions, contact ASTA’s Membership Manager, Andrea Caulfield, at acaulfield@asta.org or MAST’s Director of Membership & Business Development, Stephanie Werner, at stephanie.werner@mvptravel.com.

Local Chapter Events & Networking

Learn more about your chapter by visiting the Get Involved tab on asta.org. If you wish to change your chapter, sign in to your account, click “My Profile” and under Preferences you can select the chapter you wish to be part of and save the changes. Learn about your local chapter here: https://bit.ly/3dxXm1R

Sign Up the Whole Agency for ASTA Access

Your agency’s ASTA membership extends to your W2 employees as well. Independent Contractors can sign up for their own membership for a discounted amount of $174/year only for ICs of MAST agencies (originally $199/year for ICs). Please contact stephanie.werner@mvptravel.com for more information on this.

Sign up your employees for ASTA access by logging into your asta.org account, go to My Profile on the top right, then click on your agency’s name in the box on the left, then scroll down to Add/Manage Employees. If you’re having trouble with this you can contact ASTA’s Membership Manager, Andrea Caulfield, at acaulfield@asta.org.

Travel Advisor Training Programs

As an established travel advisor, you have acquired knowledge through your work experience and continued education. ASTA provides professional education activities and courses that focus on the latest trends and research. Stay current on travel issues right from your computer with this unique courses.

How to Become a Travel Advisor Master Class
ASTA Verified Travel Advisor (VTA) Course

Consumer Lead Generation – TravelSense.org

ASTA members receive exclusive access to potential business from consumers. Via ASTA’s consumer Web site – TravelSense.org – consumers are able to search for members based on their location, specialties and certifications, generating the right business fit for them and for your agency. Click Here for ASTA’s Consumer Lead User’s Guide

ASTA Member Lounge Facebook Group

Put in your request to join this private member-only group. This is where ASTA shares media opportunities, expert insight and provides education.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/ASTAMEMBERLOUNGE/.

ASTA Grassroots Portal

Please answer action alerts by participating in ASTA’s grassroots campaigns. It is easy, quick and effective. The industry needs your voice. Elected officials want to hear from you. Visit https://www.asta.org/Government/Advocacy.cfm?navItemNumber=11180

Health Insurance Program

In 2019, ASTA announced their partnership with Association Health Program of Overland Park, Kansas (AHP) to offer health insurance as an exclusive membership benefit. If an agency owner or W2 employees would like to look into this option, just make sure you have your own individual ASTA Membership ID. Visit https://www.asta.org/MemberServices/content.cfm?ItemNumber=28201&navItemNumber=11321&navItemNumber=30921

* Independent Contractors (those who receive a 1099 from their host agency) would need their own ASTA membership to qualify for this program. Contact stephanie.werner@mvptravel.com for more information.

** This is not a group plan. Membership does not guarantee eligibility. Product availability, rates, and eligibility vary by state, individual circumstances, and insurance companies’ guidelines.

ASTA Member Advantage Program

ASTA and their supplier partners care about YOUR bottom line. The Member Advantage Program allows ASTA suppliers to extend ASTA travel advisors special discounts, bonus commissions and exclusive offers. ASTA also just announced Business Insurance (E&O Insurance). Visit https://www.asta.org/MemberServices/MemberAdvantageProgram.cfm?navItemNumber=18156&navItemNumber=30919

Covid19 Member Resources

Find resources to help you navigate past, current and future government relief packages including the PPP, ERTC and unemployment options. ASTA Members can also ask industry experts specific questions about your own situation directly from this page. Visit https://www.asta.org/covid19.cfm?itemNumber=29068&navItemNumber=29069

ASTA Career Center & Job Board

ASTA is committed to helping you succeed at every stage of your career. The ASTA Career Center has a variety of quality travel, tourism and hospitality jobs available. Find a job now, or post your jobs for great candidates. Find the Career Center through the Search bar on asta.org. Visit https://www.asta.org/Education/content.cfm?ItemNumber=11082