Featured guest speakers emphasized growing the agency business and networking. // © 2015 SoCal American Society of Travel Agents
On Aug. 4, SoCal American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) held its third annual Luxury Travel Showcase, Symposium and Wine Tasting at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. More than 200 travel agents, including owners, managers and top professionals from high-end agencies, attended the event, as well as more than 60 luxury travel service providers representing top luxury cruise lines, airlines, hotels, tour operators, travel insurance and concierge services.
A highlight of the night was four educational panels that provided tips for success in high-end travel business: cruise lines, travel insurance, hotel/land/air and luxury travel. Prior to the event, Eben Peck, senior vice president of government and industry affairs for ASTA, conducted a travel agent compliance training course for members.