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Great Deals on Travel to ASTA’s International Destination Expo

Great Deals on Travel to ASTA’s International Destination Expo ( The 2008 International Destination Expo (IDE) will take place April 12-16 in Lyon, France at the Lyon Convention Center. Conference attendees are being offered great deals on air and rail tickets during IDE to make Europe more accessible. From 10 to 15 percent off on airline tickets to discounted passes on Rail Europe, these deals make attending IDE that much easier.

“One of the many benefits of Lyon is its central location, allowing quick and easy travel to cities such as Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Brussels, Geneva, London and it is close to the Mediterranean Sea and Alpine ski resorts,” said Cheryl Hudak, CTC, ASTA president and CEO. “These discounts will allow agents to explore more than just Lyon.”

Airfare deals:

• Rail Europe. Delegates and companions receive AD75 on passes and discounts on tickets.
• Air Canada. 10 percent discount off Tango Plus, Latitude/Leisure and Executive class fares.
• Continental Airlines. Delegates may be eligible for an AD50 coupon free discount if they are an ARC approved agent. Check out their Web site with Offer Code ZCXTDFV2H0 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.
• Air France. 10 percent off published non-restrictive public fares, five percent off on restrictive-discounted fares, and AD75 fares for IATA agents with AD50 for their spouses.
• US Airways. The airline is offering AD75 to agents as long as tickets are booked in the R class and 30 days before departure.
• Swiss International Airlines. AD75 discount for ARC appointed Swiss producers ($100,000 or more).

Also be sure to check out for other low-cost transportation tips. Attendees will have multiple opportunities to explore Lyon and beyond with these deals at their finger tips. By exploring Lyon and its surrounding areas, attendees will enhance their knowledge of more European niche markets than ever before.

The International Destination Expo is the best place to become an expert in selling European vacations. To learn more about the International Destination Expo, transportation deals and discounts and to register, visit

The mission of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. ASTA seeks a retail travel marketplace that is profitable and growing and a rewarding field in which to work, invest and do business.

Contact: Kristina Rundquist/ Laura Gajewski, Phone: 703-739-8710

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