Educational Advisory Committee


Our ASTA Global Convention Advisory Committee is a group of ASTA members providing expert advice and educational recommendations to ASTA on current issues and topics of relevance to the wide spectrum of ASTA membership types from across the globe.

This year you will find many exciting topical and unique sessions geared specifically to you and your business. Whether you are an owner/manager, front-line agent, leisure or corporate, or an independent contractor, ASTA Global Convention 2019 will have distinctive educational components designed to match your individual needs.

We would like to thank our committee members for their time and support!

2019 ASTA Global Convention Advisory Committee Members

Rick Ardis, VTA, Ardis Travel
Brian Chapin, Ensemble Travel Group
Bill Haire, Travelink/American Express
Evan McElligott, Find longer Vacations
Heather Kindred, Travel Leaders
Helen Prochilo, VTA, Promal Vacations
Ron Gulaskey, VTA, Celebrity Cruises
Robin Sanchez, Your Travel Center
Olga Ramudo, Express Travel
Gina Weyer, Signature Travel Network
Marielle Kabin, Travelwise International
Mo Noubani, The Travel Box International

ASTA Global Convention feedback:

The ASTA Global Convention is quickly becoming THE industry event of the year. I am grateful to the current administration and board for their tremendous collective effort to bring ASTA into the 21st century.  ASTA has evolved into an extremely relevant organization and membership is a no-brainer, as there's so much to be gained.
ASTA’s unique educational sessions receive high marks for their distinctive content so relevant to today’s evolving world for travel advisors whether large or small, leisure or corporate, owners or front line advisors. The strong focus provided by our Educational Advisory Committee – made up of a cross section of ASTA members – ensures our educational sessions are relevant, timely and true differentiators for today’s world. -Mark Meader, SVP, ASTA
The ASTA Global Convention is a great way to not only strengthen my business, but also expand my knowledge and opportunities.  The contacts and content are outstanding in leading us into the future.