ASTA, short for the American Society of Travel Agents, is the world’s largest association of travel professionals. Our 20,000-plus members include travel agents and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. We are the leading advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public.

The American Society of Travel Agents’ mission is to enhance the professionalism and profitability of member agents through effective representation in industry and government affairs, education and training, and by identifying and meeting the needs of the traveling public.

The purpose of this meetup group is to get local agents and industry members to socialize, discuss industry trends and of course travel together.

We especially encourage young travel professionals to join our group and help us create a local YPS (Young Travel Professionals Society) chapter.

If you are an active travel industry member or a future graduate of the Travel Agent Academy this is the right group to join!

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Recent Meetups

  • February 23, 2012 · 5:30 PM

    Mexico Night

    6 Travel Industry Members | 5.00 5.001

    Don't miss our exciting Mexico Night tradeshow and dinner meeting. Enjoy an informational tradeshow, with plenty of networking, followed by a scrumptious meal,... Learn more
  • December 4, 2011 · 5:30 PM

    Holiday Party

    8 Travel Industry Members

    Join Midwest ASTA, NACTA and Chicago Skal at our Holiday Party Sunday, December 4th. Enjoy butlered hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, a live auction and raffle prize... Learn more
  • November 10, 2011 · 6:00 PM

    Discover Peru!

    75 Travel Industry Members | 5.00 5.001

    Join us at our November Chapter Meeting WHERE YOU CAN LEARN BEFORE YOU GO--IDE 2012. Live the Legend. This special chapter meeting will feature a presenter (Prom Peru)... Learn more
  • October 25, 2011 · 4:00 PM

    Chicago Fall Travel Agent Trade Show

    9 Travel Industry Members

    Alan Gerstner, the "Travel Doctor" will present an exciting and informative seminar "Travel, Social Media and The Web. How to make money with Technology."   4:00pm-5:... Learn more
  • June 22, 2011 · 5:30 PM

    Travel Fest 2011

    2 Travel Industry Members

    5:30pm Cocktail Reception & Mini Trade Show 6:30pm Dinner 7:30pm Short Program and Raffle Prize Drawing ASTA & NACTA Agents - 4 per agency FREE! More information to... Learn more
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What's new

  • New Member
    Clarissa V. Clarissa V. joined
    September 1
    Clarissa V.
    "Clarissa Veneracion"
  • New Member
    Flora Flora­ joined
    April 3
    Flora
    "I am a lifelong Chicagoan, who has travelled domestically and internationally­."
  • New Member
    Alison D. Alison D. joined
    October 8
    Alison D.
    "Have been selling travel to Italy since 2005 with Select Italy, after having lived in the "Bel Paese" for a little over three years. Also briefly worked in other industries and for one other agency."
  • New Member
    Sonia M. Sonia M. joined
    August 1, 2013
    Sonia M.
    "GPS - Global Purpose Specialist for G Adventures, helping our Travel Agency partners navigate to a higher purpose to create passion, purpose and happiness."
  • New Member
    Ram G. Ram G. joined
    July 1, 2013
    Ram G.
    "Ram Ghale - A Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist,­ Socialite and Model"
  • New Member
    Lauren W. Lauren W. joined
    November 26, 2012
    Lauren W.
    "I have always loved to travel, learn about new places, plan vacations and meet new people. I am excited to start this new adventure in my life and I cannot wait to see where it takes me."
  • New Member
    Wendy Wendy­ joined
    August 20, 2012
    Wendy
    "Travel is my passion....that­s why I can't call it "Work"­"
  • New Member
    Robert T. S. Robert T. S. joined
    August 4, 2012
    Robert T. S.
    "Home Based Travel Agent"
  • New Member
    Wendy D. Wendy D. joined
    May 8, 2012
    Wendy D.
    "Hi I am a home based travel agent. I specialize in multigeneration­al group travel especially family travel and destination weddings."
  • New RSVP
    John W. John W. RSVPed Yes­ for Mexico Night
    February 16, 2012
    John W.
    Mexico Night
    Thursday 5:30 PM at Cafe La Cave
 
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