Pledge Holidays is delighted to announce that we have joined the prestigious American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the world’s largest association of travel professionals.
The mission of ASTA and its affiliates “is to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism”.
We joined our US fellow travel professionals to ensure that we offer the absolute best service possible to our American clients and customers, starting now!
ASTA “seeks a retail travel marketplace that is profitable, growing and a rewarding place to work, invest and do business”.
It says: “Founded in 1931 as the American Steamship and Tourist Agents’ Association, ASTA and its affiliates now comprise the world’s largest and most influential travel trade association with members in 140 countries.
“As the world’s largest travel trade association, our work encompasses every aspect of the travel experience.
“In 1931, more than 60 agents joined an association that promised to protect and promote the mutual interests of its members, maintain a dignified code of ethics, combat unfair competition, stimulate the public’s desire to travel and promote the use of ASTA members’ services.
“Today, ASTA continues to maintain its position as an industry leader, constantly examining the intricate business relationships that keep the industry moving forward and sharing that knowledge for the benefit of all its members.
“No other travel organization contributes more to the collective institutional learning of the industry or to its members’ ongoing education than ASTA.”