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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
View a sample of the ASTA Green Guide for Travel Agents.
Green Guide Pricing:
ASTA Domestic and International Travel Agent Members: $49
ASTA Domestic and International Supplier Members: $295
*Non-member pricing is higher. Members will receive their discounts once they are logged-in as a member.