ASTA debuts agent guide

ASTA reports that travel agents are among the happiest professionals in the United States and it has the numbers to prove it in a recent survey that shows that 93% of its travel agent members are happy in their current position, with another 78% saying they intend continue their career as travel agents. For those looking to find their own bliss in the travel agency industry, ASTA has completed an extensive update to its popular guide, “Becoming a Travel Agent.” Sponsored by Sabre Travel Network, this guide provides inside information about the travel agency industry, as well as a host of resources to help those interested in becoming a travel agent begin their careers. Nina Meyer, ASTA president and chair, observed, “As a travel agent myself, I know the tremendous rewards that come with the job. The opportunity to assist others in discovering the world around them and making their travel dreams a reality is deeply gratifying. As the leading travel agency association, part of ASTA’s mission is to see that the industry continues to grow and prosper and as such, it’s vital that we continue to attract new entrants.” Chris Kroeger, senior vice-president, Sabre Travel Network, said, “The travel industry is one of the most exciting and dynamic industries around today. We are proud to partner with ASTA on this updated employment guide for potential travel agents. Sabre is committed to growing travel and tourism, and this is a great way to promote the travel industry, support travel agencies looking for great talent and help new entrants achieve a fulfilling career.” For more, go to .