Alexandria, VA, October 2, 2017 – ASTA President and CEO Zane Kerby issues the following statement in response to the Las Vegas shooting:
“Our hearts go out to the victims, friends and families impacted by yesterday’s horrific attack in Las Vegas. We are sickened by the violence on display and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our Nevada members and the broader travel and tourism industry in condemning this attack and supporting those who need our help during these difficult times.”
ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally based members, it is the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public. ASTA’s history of travel industry advocacy traces back to its founding in 1931 when it launched with the mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. For more information, visit ASTA.org.
ASTA’s sister association, The National Association of Career Travel Agents, represents a professional community of independent travel agents ready to assist the traveling public.