ASTA Chapter Connections
ASTA Chapter Connections

Community Networking at its Best!

Session Date & Time: Tuesday, August 21 l 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Creating lasting connections in the travel industry, learning and sharing face to face, peer to peer is where it all begins. That is why participation in your local chapter is essential.  This year at ASTA’s 2018 Global Convention, we are bringing the greater ASTA chapter community and its leaders to you live! 

During this session, you will meet with your local Chapter leaders and Chapter board members; find out what’s new in your local travel community and when their meetings and events are scheduled. Get involved! This gives you a chance to have your voice heard on critical industry topics and government affairs issues affecting the travel industry.

This networking session involves participation of our 35+ ASTA chapters, their dedicated board volunteers  and is powered by ASTA’s Premium Host Agency supporters and sponsors. 

ASTA Chapters + Travel Advisors + Host Agencies = Valuable CONNECTIONS 



Drew Daly

Jackie Friedman

Colin Weatherhead

Scott Koepf

Bill Coyle

Betsy Geiser

Anita Pagliasso

Jenn Lee

Kelly Bergin

Kirsten Little

Rondah Delos Reyes





How to Build Your Network

(Excerpt from Harvard Business Review) If you were to ask your colleagues, “Who was Paul Revere?” most would probably know the answer. He was, after all, immortalized in the Longfellow poem that begins, “Listen, my children, and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.” Yet how many of your colleagues, students of American history aside, would be familiar with William Dawes? Both men rode on horseback from Boston on the night of April 18, 1775. Both sounded the alarm that the Revolutionary War had begun. Dawes rode south while Revere rode north, but the towns they traveled through were demographically similar. Both men came from the same social class and had similar educational backgrounds. But only Revere raised a militia, and only Revere’s name became famous. What accounts for the difference? In large part, the type of social network each man cultivated.

Paul Revere was an information broker, a person who occupies a key role in a social network by connecting disparate groups of people. Because Revere targeted other well-connected people during his ride, his news spread widely and quickly. William Dawes was not an information broker, so he didn’t know which doors to knock on when he entered a new town. As a result, the information he carried was circulated within a small group of people instead of expanding outward.

ASTA Chapter Connections will connect you with the RIGHT PEOPLE!