YPS Track

We know attending an event can seem intimidating, let alone an international event. So, at this year's ASTA Destination Expo, explore the sights in Croatia with a crew around your age with the ASTA Young Professional Society (YPS).

Our YPS crew will enjoy evening happy hours, dinners & nights on the town in Dubrovnik. We'll also enjoy all the Expo programming together! View the full Expo agenda here. Your YPS liaison onsite will be attending the sightseeing tours and educational journey listed below in "recommended activities" if you want to ensure you have a buddy the whole time! 

Recommended Activities for YPS'ers at ASTA Destination Expo:

  • Half-Day Tour: Game of Thrones Tour
    Enter the city of the Iron Throne, meet the streets where the Targaryens, Starks, and Lannisters used to walk. Climb the fortresses and walls that were attacked by the Baratheons, take a walk on the shores of the Blackwater bay and experience life in the capital of the 7 kingdoms. After visiting the Old Town of Dubrovnik, this tour will take you to the gardens of Kings Landing where Magarey Tyrell and Sansa Stark became friends, where Lord Baelish and Lard Vayrs confront their plots and where Oleanna Tyrell took a role in the Games for the Throne. On this tour you will visit the Lovrijenac fortress, Dubrovnik city walls, walk the streets and parks of this ancient city where the filming of the famous HBO series Game of Thrones took place.

  • Full-Day Tour: Ston and Peljesac
    At Ston, see Croatia's oyster farms and marvel at ancient salt pans still in use today. Take a trip through time to discover picturesque Dalmatian villages, magnificent vineyards and see where famous Croatian oysters come from. In the town of Ston, you'll see the defensive walls and salt pans of Croatia's "oyster capital" before proceeding to the small town of Mali Ston for a light lunch, including local seafood specialties. Sample red and white Peljesac peninsula wines at two famous wine cellars.

  • Educational Journey: Post- Dalmatian Highlights Cruise! While you can pick any Post-Educational Journey you'd like, our recommendation for YPS'ers is the Dalmatian Highlights Cruise! See all Educational Journeys here.

How to sign up? Simply select the YPS option when registering and then select your sightseeing and educational journey options for the Expo.

What is YPS? ASTA Young Professionals Society (YPS) is a place for ASTA Members who are under the age of 40(ish). YPS brings together young travel professionals throughout the year for networking, education and career development.

       Corey Bailey                     Kara Kurutz                    Sarah Little
       cbailey@asta.org             kara@asta.org                 slittle@asta.org