SoCal ASTA named Chapter of the Year
September 17th, Miami, FL – ASTA (The American Society of Travel Agents) named the Southern California Chapter – SoCal ASTA- Chapter of the Year for 2013 for being one of the most active and prominent in fostering and furthering matters relevant to travel agents and the traveling public. The activities and programs included educational programs, symposiums, lobbying with the legislature etc.
This great honor, was sadly overshadowed by our grief at losing one of our most incredible members, Michelle Morgan. She was a phenominal woman, industry icon and a loving grandmother. She will be very missed by our entire industry.
This past week we also had to say goodbye to SoCal ASTA member and dear sweet friend, Ken Gulko. We will all miss his smiling face.
Our Premium Luxury Showcase and Symposium at the Montage Beverly Hills on August 6th was a huge success. The evening included a tradeshow, wine tasting from around the world, educational panels and a dinner buffet.
We want to thank our owner panelists Tama Holve, CTC – Willett Travel, Mickey Weill – Protravel, Bell deSouza – Mansour Travel, Wido Schaeffer, CTC – TravelStore, and David Sefton – Altour along with moderators, SoCalASTA past presidents, Susan Tanzman – Martin’s Travel and Stan Jones – AAA Travel
A very special thanks to all of our exhibitor supplier partners and supplier panelists that made the evening so phenominal and informative.
Including our Travel Insurance Panel
For the month of October, SoCalASTA Travel Agents and Members have been invited to some very special events and we hope to see you there.
Space is limited so Please RSVP asap.
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE HAS EXTENDED A SPECIAL INVITATION TO SOCALASTA TRAVEL AGENTS
Wednesday October 9, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
Luxe Hotel 11461 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049
CLICK HERE AND RSVP TODAY
Tuesday October 15, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM PDT
II Fornio 1800 Rosecrans Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
CLICK HERE AND RSVP TODAY
HAL Seminar Confirmation
Holland America Line
TO CELEBRATE OCTOBERFEST
THE LOS ANGELES SKAL CLUB IS INVITING ALL SOCALASTA MEMBERS
On October 16, 2013 at the
SWISS CHEF 13727 Victory Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91401 Phone: 818.904.1500
“Swiss Chef is the Diner’s Choice Winner for Best Swiss/German Food, Rated 4.5 stars on Yelp and Open Table and 5 stars on Urbanspoon”
Reception: 11:30am – 12:30pm Luncheon: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
A Special Octoberfest Platter will be served. A Vegetarian entree will be available
Parking: Complimentary Parking
RSVP by October 11, 2013 at http://www.laskal.org/rsvp.htm
HOLLAND AMERICA HAS INVITED SOCALASTA TRAVEL AGENT MEMBERS TO THEIR SHIP INSPECTION IN SAN DIEGO SATURDAY OCTOBER 19, 2013
Please join Lucy Lusk, Joan Fischer Meyer and Cathy Heriot your Business Development Managers at Holland America Line and Seabourn Cruises, for an informative Travel Agent Seminar and lunch. Please note that this is an industry event for travel agents only.
Where: ms Westerdam
San Diego – Passenger Cruise Ship Terminal, 1140 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego CA 92101 at the corner of Harbor & Broadway. Terminal is one block from Amtrak station or if driving self-paid parking is nearby.
When: Saturday, Oct 19, 2013
Email John Iglehart, Business Development Representative, at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Include ALL of the following information:
§ Agency name, address, email and phone number
§ Full legal name as it appears on Driver’s License or Passport
§ Citizenship (if non-U.S., provide country of birth and bring your non-U.S. passport for ID)
§ Driver’s License or Passport number (whichever you will bring to the ship)
Know Before You Go
§ Arrive by 10:15 AM with photo ID (Photo ID is required, no exceptions)
§ Embark for travel agent seminar, followed by lunch and a tour of the public rooms
§ Disembark by 2:00 PM
§ Business attire required
§ No changes or substitutions after Oct 5 2013. Seating is limited and is confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Questions? Contact Business Development Services at 1-800-544-0443.