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Upcoming ASTA Educational Journeys


ASTA Destination Expo - Dubrovnik, Croatia 

December 3 - 6, 2020
ASTA Destination Expo is dedicated to the training of outbound U.S. travel advisors to become destination specialists in select countries. This year's event will take place in the beautiful country of Croatia. Learn more »

7-Day Enchanting Italy: The Dream of Tuscany Experience 

Two date options available: 
      Journey #1: Saturday, May 22nd - Friday, May 28th, 2021 *New dates*
      Journey #2: Saturday, October 2nd - Friday, October 8th, 2021 *New dates*
This is the ultimate in luxury experience through enchanting Italy! Imagine waking up to breathtaking views of the Tuscan Hills and Chianti countryside, discovering wine from the most famous wine region in the world, tasting (and making) extraordinary and fresh cuisine, visiting the artistic city of Florence, seeing the architectural phenomenon of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and so much more. Fall in love with the region that only songs and poetry could be written about!  Rates start at $2,650/person double occupancy for ASTA members and space is limited. Learn more! »


Charming Vietnam: 10-Days of Immersive Exploring the Natural Wonders 

Postponement Note: Out of the health and safety for our members, this educational journey, that was scheduled for May 13-23, has been postponed. We're working closely with our partners at the Vietnam Tourism Board to provide you new future dates. If you are interested in joining this FAM, please contact Bob Duglin at Bob@asta.org.

 This customized Educational Journey is bringing business and immersive education together in the charming country of Vietnam. You'll visit the top destinations and attractions your clients are requesting, like the city of Hanoi, the UNESCO World Heritage site Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Da Nang, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. During this journey, we'll be taking part of the Vietnam International Travel Market (VITM) and have the opportunity to meet and network with the top tourism officials in this dynamic country. Rates start at $599 per person double occupancy.  Learn more »

Genuine Ukraine: A Patchwork of Traditions

Postponement Note: Out of the health and safety for our members, this educational journey, that was scheduled for June 10-18, has been postponed. We're working closely with our partners to provide you new future dates. If you are interested in joining this FAM, please contact Bob Duglin at Bob@asta.org.

With more than 14 million travelers visiting in 2018, Ukraine offers rich culture, history, architecture and scenery. From its copious domed Orthodox churches, the Black Sea coastline, forested Carpathian mountains, and home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ukraine is a very diverse country that's undiscovered to many tourists. During this FAM, you'll explore the cities of Kyiv, Lviv, Ivano Frankivsk, Kolomyia, Yaeremche, Chernivtsi, Vinnytsya and see the Carpathian Mountains. Attendees will also have the option for a day tour to Chernobyl. Learn more »

Classic Romania: Dracula Tour of Transylvania 

Postponement Note: Out of the health and safety for our members, this educational journey, that was scheduled for October 26 - November 2, has been postponed. We're working closely with our partners at Click2Travel to provide you new future dates. If you are interested in joining this FAM, please contact Bob Duglin at Bob@asta.org.

If you are a Halloween enthusiast, this will be the FAM you cannot miss. Imagine visiting Dracula's Castle on Halloween and taking part in a Halloween Party in a surprise location in the Old Town of Brasov. Enjoy the remarkable essence of Romania, one of the most beautiful countries in Southeastern Europe. During this FAM, presented and hosted by Click2Travel, you'll visit the famous region of Transylvania. Learn more »



Past Educational Journeys Include: 

  • Turkey: 7-Days of Stunning Landscapes & History
  • AmaMora Christmas Markets on the Rhine from AmaWaterways
  • Escorted Tour of the Golden Land of Myanmar (8-day)
  • Australia & Indonesian Voyage OnBoard the Azamara Quest (14-Night)
  • Ireland (7-Nights)
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    Charming Vietnam: 10-Days of Immersive Exploring the Natural Wonders 

    May 13 - 23, 2020 (Departing on May 24th) *NEW DATES*
    This customized Educational Journey is bringing business and immersive education together in the charming country of Vietnam. You'll visit the top destinations and attractions your clients are requesting, like the city of Hanoi, the UNESCO World Heritage site Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Da Nang, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. During this journey, we'll be taking part of the Vietnam International Travel Market (VITM) and have the opportunity to meet and network with the top tourism officials in this dynamic country. Rates start at $599 per person double occupancy.  Learn more >>

    Charming Vietnam: 10-Days of Immersive Exploring the Natural Wonders 

    May 13 - 23, 2020 (Departing on May 24th) *NEW DATES*
    This customized Educational Journey is bringing business and immersive education together in the charming country of Vietnam. You'll visit the top destinations and attractions your clients are requesting, like the city of Hanoi, the UNESCO World Heritage site Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Da Nang, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. During this journey, we'll be taking part of the Vietnam International Travel Market (VITM) and have the opportunity to meet and network with the top tourism officials in this dynamic country. Rates start at $599 per person double occupancy.  Learn more »

    Charming Vietnam: 10-Days of Immersive Exploring the Natural Wonders 

    May 13 - 23, 2020 (Departing on May 24th) *NEW DATES*
    This customized Educational Journey is bringing business and immersive education together in the charming country of Vietnam. You'll visit the top destinations and attractions your clients are requesting, like the city of Hanoi, the UNESCO World Heritage site Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Da Nang, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. During this journey, we'll be taking part of the Vietnam International Travel Market (VITM) and have the opportunity to meet and network with the top tourism officials in this dynamic country. Rates start at $599 per person double occupancy.  Learn more »

    Who should participate?

    If you are an advisor currently selling a destination and looking to refresh your knowledge or if you are looking to increase your specialization and begin selling a new destination or product you should consider participating.

     

     

    What to expect?

    Educational Journeys are meant to provide advisors with the tools needed to effectively sell new destinations, products, and programs by land or sea. During our journeys, you can expect a fixed itinerary that will allow you to tour the popular and unexpected sites of a destination, visit local hotels, and meet with local suppliers so you can better understand the intangibles and differences to better serve their client needs.

    ASTA’s Educational Journeys

    About ASTA

    ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors) is the world's largest association of travel advisors. Our members include travel advisors and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. We are the leading advocate for travel advisors the travel industry and the traveling public.

    Space is limited on ASTA’s Educational Journeys. The journeys are open to travel advisor members. Non-member registration includes a one-year membership to ASTA. If you have questions, please email ASTA’s meetings department, at meetings@asta.org.

    Building your travel expertise for a successful future!