ASTA Names Olga Ramudo Agent of the Year

ASTA recognizes Ramudo’s advocacy work on behalf of travel agents By: Sara Omidvar
Olga Ramudo accepts the award for ASTA’s 2011 Travel Agent of the Year from former ASTA president, Chris Russo. // © 2011 ASTA
Olga Ramudo accepts the award for ASTA’s 2011 Travel Agent of the Year from former ASTA president, Chris Russo. // © 2011 ASTA

Olga Ramudo, president and CEO of Express Travel in Miami, Fla., was honored as the Travel Agent of the Year by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) at the 2011 Travel Retailing & Destination Expo in Las Vegas. The award recognizes an active travel agent member who has made a great contribution to the travel industry and whose outstanding influence and professional activity have advanced the status of travel agents.

“Olga Ramudo’s tireless advocacy on behalf of the industry is what sets her apart. For more than 20 years, she has managed to not only run a successful travel agency but become a leader in her community and at the national level,” said Tony Gonchar, CEO of ASTA. “Thanks to her close legislative ties, ASTA has received backing from influential members of the South Florida Congressional delegation in support of the Society’s position on such issues as fee disclosure, merchant fees and travel taxation. She is a prime example of what one can accomplish through hard work and determination.”

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