ASTA has struck its first membership deal with a host
agency, Oasis Travel Network. All of Oasis’ 750-plus members will become
members of the Society.
ASTA has similar membership deals
with many of the major travel agency consortia, including Ensemble Travel
Group, Signature Travel Network, Travel Leaders Group and Virtuoso.
Starting June 1, Oasis will integrate ASTA membership into
its suite of benefits for members. All Oasis members will become ASTA members
Oasis president Kelly Bergin said Oasis members will be able
to benefit from ASTA’s offerings, including healthcare coverage, training
and lead generation.
Currently, around 100 Oasis advisors are ASTA members,
meaning the Society will gain more than 600 members as a result of the deal.
“This agreement comes at a critical time and is a major
landmark for ASTA, speaking to the confidence that OTN and its leaders have
placed in our industry’s national trade association,” ASTA president and CEO
Zane Kerby said in a statement.