Aiming to deliver a fresh approach to traditional travel trade shows, ASTA’s Travel Retailing & Destination Expo (ASTA-LA) is traveling to Los Angeles in just a few short weeks. Scheduled for Sept. 7-9, the expo will combine targeted, revenue-boosting sessions with high-level networking to ensure travel agents the opportunity to enhance their sales and business management skills while at the same time building their network of business contacts.
Top-Notch Education at ASTA-LA
Sessions at ASTA-LA feature high-caliber speakers such as Microsoft-certified expert trainers, who can teach you the skills you need to control expenses, balance your bottom line and fuel new business, and technology expert James Spellos and legal analyst Jonathan Howe, who both take complicated issues and make them easily understandable to the layman.
Training sessions at ASTA-LA are organized by track, giving you the opportunity to select from a variety of topics, each providing the in-depth hands-on experience that will best help you advance your professional skill set and close more sales.
Tracks include Business Productivity, providing tools to run your business better; Leadership/Industry Affairs, with tools to help you protect your business; two all-delegate Industry Sessions; and Marketing, which gives hints for innovative, business-building solutions.
Registration rates start at $99 for travel agents or corporate travel members, and $129 for spouses and companions. Click here to register.
Explore LA with Complimentary Admission and Tours
After you register for the ASTA-LA, you’ll have a wealth of local sightseeing and attractions open to you, all for free. Get a better grasp on family vacations with complimentary admission to Universal Studios Hollywood, or the Starline Hop-on Hop-off Downtown Tour. Meanwhile, clients who are interested in the film and movie industry will appreciate your first-hand experiences at the Grammy Museum and Madame Tussauds-Hollywood. For more information, visit thetradeshow.org/uniqueoffers.cfm.
Or if you prefer, take a tour around the city in whichever way suits you best. The Pedal…or Not tour gets you on an electric bicycle for a ride up and down the coast, while The Melting Pots culinary trip will fill your belly as you stroll in and out of Old Pasadena’s best restaurants. But that’s just the start—plenty of other itineraries include The Amazing Los Angeles Race, a (hilarious) TMZ Celebrity Tour, or an Ultimate L.A. City Tour. Sightseeing tour groups are limited, so be sure to register soon at thetradeshow.org/sightseeing.cfm before they’re all booked up.
For more information, visit thetradeshow.org.