Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the ASTA Destination Expo? See below for a few frequently asked questions by our attendees.

ASTA is committed to providing you a safe experience during our in-person events. Click here to view our current Health & Safety Guidelines. By registering for an ASTA Event, attendees will be asked to agree to the Terms and Conditions set forth by ASTA.

Q: What is ASTA Destination Expo?
ASTA Destination Expo is an international destination event taking place annually in a different location every year. The event is dedicated to training of outbound U.S. travel advisor to become destination specialists in select countries.

Attendees can expect to:

  • Receive first-hand destination training from local experts.
  • Connect face-to-face with leading travel suppliers.
  • Visit and experience the destination at an affordable price before recommending to your clients.
  • Take advantage of exclusive opportunities for Pre- and Post- Educational Journeys.


Q: 
When/Where is ASTA Destination Expo 2021 taking place?

Destination: Dubrovnik, Croatia 
Dates: June 10-13, 2021

Q: What is the dress code?
The dress code for events taking place during the day at ASTA Destination Expo 2021 is business casual with comfortable shoes. All sightseeing activities are casual dress with comfortable walking shoes.

Croatia is an emerging U.S. tourist destination. When you think of Croatia, think of small, safe, sublime, pebbles, islands, sea, countryside. The country has over a thousand islands, 8 national parks, 11 nature parks, over 6.000 km of coastline and ten World Heritage sites.  From climbing sites, beautiful beaches of Dalmatia, great food of Istria, fabulous wines, islands, sailing the Adriatic, Croatia has a lot to offer your clients.
 

Q: What’s included in my registration?
Your ASTA Destination Expo 2021 registration includes the following,
  • Special accommodation rates at our host hotel.
  • Airport transfer to/from our host hotel in Dubrovnik
  • Specialized half and full-day sightseeing tours in Dubrovnik
  • Access to travel discounts from our airline partners
  • Destination-focused training seminars
  • Pre/Post Educational Journey opportunities: Experience Croatia beyond our host location with our pre-/post-Educational Journeys to some of the most unique places such as Split, Zagreb, Plitvice Lake, and more! Please note: Educational journeys are not included in the registration fee.

Q: 
What is the weather like in Dubrovnik in June?

Dubrovnik averages a daily maximum temperature for June that's between 81° and 69° degrees Fahrenheit (27 to 19 degrees Celsius)

Q: Do I need a VISA to visit Croatia?
U.S. citizens do not need a VISA to visit Croatia. Citizens from other countries, please check the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for information on your visa requirements for Croatia. If you DO need a visa, please contact the Croatian Embassy in your country.
 
Q: 
What is the main airport in Dubrovnik?

Dubrovnik Airport - The distance from Dubrovnik airport to city centre is 20 km/12.5 miles. The trip with a car usually takes around 20 minutes.

Q: How far is the hotel from the airport?
Our host hotel is less than a 30-minute drive from the airport.

Q: Where will education sessions, the trade show, and B2B sessions take place?
These activities will be taking place at our host hotel, the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik. 

Q: Croatia currently requires a negative PCR (swab) test reported within 48 hours of arrival. How can I get that?
We are monitoring the health & safety requirements in Croatia in partnership with the City & County of Dubrovnik, as well as the Croatian National Tourist Office. With the expansion of COVID-19 testing throughout the United States, attendees should be able to obtain a PCR (swab) test through local testing sites. Click here for more information on testing through the U.S. Department of Health & Human services. 

Q: What documents do I need in order to enter Croatia? 
Currently, all travelers will need to have a negative PCR (swab) test results no more that 48 hours old prior to entering Croatia. Additionally, entry is permitted only with supplementary documentary evidence of an accommodation paid in advance and in full, prior to arrival at the border. 

Q: Will testing be provided on-site for U.S. travelers coming back from Croatia?  
 At this time, we are exploring all options for testing at the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik. All attendees will be updated as this information becomes available. For more information about this requirement, please click here

Q: Where can I find more information on the safety protocols for this event?
Please visit our Health & Safety Guidelines page on this website.

Q: What is the expected attendance?
Our annual Destination Expos typically attraction 300-500 travel advisors in attendance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we expect 125-150 travel advisors in attendance.

Colleague and Guest RegistrationQ: How do I register a colleague or guest?
It is easy. To register a colleague use the 'Register Someone Else' button. When you use this button and you need to cancel your registration, your colleague's registration will remain. To register a guest, click the 'Add a guest' link. If you need to cancel your registration, your guest's registration will also be cancelled.

Q: Who can I contact if I have questions?
Please email meetings@asta.org for any event related questions.