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ASTA's Green ProgramProgram Overview

The ASTA Green Program is an education and self-assessment program for travel agents and travel suppliers.  The core of the program is the Green Guide.  The Guide provides an overview of green travel as well as a large section on operating your business in a more sustainable manner.  For travel agents, there is a section on assessing suppliers’ environmental policies when planning a sustainable trip for clients.  For suppliers, there is a section on actions they can take to make their products more sustainable.

Those travel agent and supplier members who purchase the Green Guide can go a step further and become ASTA Green Members.  To become a Green Member, they must read the guide, complete the self-assessment, sign-off on our Green Code of Ethics, and complete the application.  Green Members receive a Green Logo to use for marketing communications as well as on continuing education from ASTA.  *Non-members may purchase the Green Guide, but cannot become an ASTA Green Member.

The program is promoted to the traveling public highlighting ASTA members’ commitment to being green. This consumer element will allow travel companies to be proactive when confronting concerns about the impact of travel on the environment and position travel agents and the travel industry as thought-leaders on this important subject.

Please visit our Find A Travel Agent page to view a full list of our Green Travel Agent Members. Select 'Green' as a search criteria under 'ASTA Certificated Specialist.'

Click here to view a full list of our Green Travel Supplier Members.

Questions about ASTA Green Program Contact: Melissa Teates, ASTA 703.739.2782 e-mail: mteates@asta.org


ASTA's Green ProgramBecome an ASTA Green Member

ASTA believes that through our membership and staff we can “change the world” for the better.

We have developed the ASTA Green Program to facilitate the understanding and use of green travel options in our industry as well as assist our members in “greening” their own operations.  ASTA has made its own commitment to greening our operations as well as supporting key sustainable travel organizations including the GSTC and the Convene Green Alliance.


Benefits of Green Membership Participation:

  • Education on the Green Travel Market.
  • Checklists for “greening” internal operations.
  • Updated versions of the ASTA Green Report (emailed directly to you).
  • Green Member Logo to display on your marketing pieces and your Web site.
  • Special emails for Green Members on new research and marketing tools.
  • For travel agents, a listing on our consumer site, www.travelsense.org, as an ASTA Green Member.


View a sample of the ASTA Green Guide for Travel Agents.

Green Guide Pricing:

ASTA Domestic and International Travel Agent Members: $49 

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ASTA Domestic and International Supplier Members: $295 

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*Non-member pricing is higher.  Members will receive their discounts once they are logged-in as a member.


Sponsorship of the Green Program

There are opportunities to sponsor ASTA's Green Program. For details on becoming a sponsor and sponsor recognition, contact: Susan Sheats, 703.739.6870, sheats@asta.org.

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