ASTA, short for the American Society of Travel Agents, is the world's largest association of travel professionals. Our members include travel agents and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. We are the leading advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public.
ASTA offers many benefits to its members and the traveling public. The majority of ASTA's members are travel agencies. However, travel suppliers, such as airlines, hotels, car rental firms, cruise lines, and tour operators join ASTA. We also have membership categories for students, travel schools, retail travel sellers, and others. ASTA is the organization for anyone related to the travel industry.
Official Site: http://www.asta.org
SATA is a not-for-profit association created exclusively for the USA based travel trade to learn more about tourism to South & Central America. Our association brings together USA based tour operators, hoteliers, airlines, expedition cruise companies, tourist boards and other industry related companies whose common goal is to educate travel agents on tourism to South & Central America.
SATA's Mission - to provide and improve tourism by promoting awareness and education of South & Central America as a leisure travel destination, to travel agents throughout the United States.
Official Site: http://www.sata-usa.com/1.html
Formed in 1975, CLIA, Cruise Lines International Association is the world’s largest cruise association and is dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise industry. CLIA exists to promote all measures that foster a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment, educate, train its travel agent members, and promote and explain the value, desirability and affordability of the cruise vacation experience. Currently, more than 16,000 travel agencies are affiliated with CLIA and display the CLIA seal (which identifies them as authorities on selling cruise vacations).
Official Site: http://www.cruising.org
IATAN (International Airlines Travel Agent Network) is a department of IATA and has been servicing all aspects of the US Travel and Tourism industry for more than 20 years. IATAN offers travel agents global recognition. IATAN's accreditation recognizes the diversified and versatile U.S. travel professional, Meeting Planners and Event Planners who can and will continue to meet universally recognized requirements and who sell travel and travel related services.
Official Site: http://www.aitan.org
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Sustainable Travel International (STI) is a global leader in sustainable tourism development. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization’s mission is to promote sustainable development through responsible travel by providing programs that help travelers, businesses and destinations protect the environment, preserve cultural heritage and promote economic development.
STI is dedicated to taking a holistic approach to addressing sustainable development within the travel and tourism industries by providing solutions-oriented programs that generate tangible results and affect long-lasting change.
Official Site: http://www.sustainabletravelinternational.org
LAN AIRLINES and its affiliates are the leading international airline alliance in South America providing nonstop and connecting flights to Chile, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay, Dominican Republic and Bolivia from the United States and Europe. Every member of the LAN alliance: LAN AIRLINES, LAN PERU, LAN ECUADOR, and LAN ARGENTINA is part of oneworldTM, the world's leading quality global airline alliance providing the most extensive network to and within every major city in South America.
Official Site: http://www.lan.com
Featured as one of the "Best Travel Websites" by Travel + Leisure magazine, Zicasso is a free travel service that connects discerning travelers with the industry's top 10% travel specialists. These top travel agents compete for business by handcrafting itineraries that include authentic, life-enriching travel experiences tailored to clients' needs. Eureka Travel has been recently given the Zicasso Top Travel Specialist award. It is a badge of honor that recognizes partners who have:
Official Site: http://www.zicasso.com