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From the President:

DECEMBER 2015

Dear Friends,
 
The Long Island ASTA chapter would like to wish you a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!
 
Kind regards,
Jerry Mack, Chapter President
Debra Sternberg, Vice President
Gretchen Stalb, Secretary
Sharon Viotto, Treasurer
Steve Powers, Immediate Past President
 

ASTA Updating Member Security Protocols
 
As part of an upgrade to our database, all members will need a seven-character password to log into their account on ASTA.org. Notices were sent to the 8% of our members who did not have seven-character passwords.  If you are one of those members, and you miss the Nov. 28 deadline, do not worry. You can simply use the "forgot my password" function to reset your password, at which time you will need to create a new one with seven characters.
 
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Premium Members Prepare to Meet the Disruptors
 
Who are the biggest disruptors in our industry today? That and many other questions will be answered at the ASTA Premium Business Summit Feb. 2-4 in Charleston, S.C., which will focus on disruption (and the disruptors) in the travel space. 
 
At the summit, we will take a look at the future of travel technology and disruption, take an analytical view of both the airlines and cruise line sectors, and hear high-profile speakers such as Sean Menke, president of Sabre Travel Network and EVP of Sabre; Ninan Chacko, CEO of Travel Leaders Group, as well as The Lufthansa Group's VP of the Americas Juergen Siebenrock. We'll also discuss changes to federal labor regulations on overtime and independent contractors, and what some hotel brands are intending to convey to the traveling public with their new marketing campaigns. Premium members are encouraged to reserve their complimentary seat at this exclusive event today! Not a Premium but want to check out a Premium meeting? There's an option for you too. 
 
 
Upcoming ASTA Events
We hope you'll join us at one of our upcoming shows!
 
  • Premium Business Summit – February 2-4, 2016: Seize this opportunity to interact with key industry players as we collectively protect and grow our industry at this important and exclusive event. Register today!
 
  • Leg Day- March 15, 2016: Join your fellow ASTA members to converge on Capitol Hill and speak directly to lawmakers about issues that impact travel agents and the broader travel and tourism industry. Register here!
 
  • ASTA Maui Showcase – May 11-15, 2016: It's always a good time to go to Maui! Space is limited. Register today!
 
  • ASTA Destination Expo – June 2-5, 2016: There are already over 100 registered attendees signed up for next year's ADE in Seville, Spain! Nothing beats actually being there. Register here.
 
  • ASTA Global Convention – September 25-28, 2016: Laugh at midnight, dance 'til dawn. Reno Tahoe has all the excitement you can imagine. Register here.
 
Upcoming Webinars from ASTA Headquarters
 
Recent ASTA Member Alerts & Press Releases
 
 
Upcoming Chapter Events 

New York Times Travel Show Jan 8 - 10, 2016

 

 

 

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