Our professional development opportunities provide support to industry professionals focusing on the travel agent community. Our scholarships fund additional training for travel professionals and those looking to become travel agents as well as awards for DMO’s, tour directors and tourism educators. This support helps further travel professionals’ education by funding participation in certificate programs and educational conferences thereby allowing them to further their careers through additional product knowledge, leadership skills and management training.
2016 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD OPPORTUNITIES
The ASTA Fellows, For Dynamic Professional Development
The purpose of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Fellows program is to broadly and flexibly support professional development activities that further advance a travel agent's career.
In 2016, 12 agents were awarded scholarships between $1,500-$2,500. Please check back in early 2017 for additional award opportunities!
The ASTA New Stars, For New Agent Learning at the ASTA Global Convention
The ASTA New Stars program supports the professional development of promising new travel agents by supporting their attendance at AGC, the premier ASTA annual program in Reno Nevada, in September 2016 where they'll experience applied learning and exposure to veterans and leaders in the industry.
In 2016, 12 agents were awarded $1,250 towards attendance to AGC in Reno.
Please check back in early 2017 for additional award opportunities!
More professional development awards will become available. Check back for additional details early 2017.
View a list of Certificate Programs for Professional Development Scholarships.