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New Features on ASTA’s New Web Site

New Features on ASTA’s New Web Site ( ASTA is pleased to announce that RSS feeds and the Industry Calendar of Events are available on ASTA’s new Web site, Updating members with news and events in more ways will allow businesses to grow and broaden their knowledge of the industry. These new features will allow ASTA members to keep in touch with the industry more easily and receive news faster.

“With the new Web site we have enhanced features that are expanding how we communicate and work together as an association,” said Cheryl Hudak, ASTA’s president and CEO. “Technology is growing and we are growing with it, to use it to our advantage. These new features will strengthen our business relationships through communication.”

Members can now subscribe to the ASTA RSS feed and start receiving press releases and member alerts the minute they come out, right to their desktop. RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, is an easy way to keep up with news and information. An RSS feed contains headlines, summaries and links to full press releases, member alerts and other content on, such as updates to WebExchange and new consumer leads from ASTA’s Trip Assistance feature on Currently, you can view RSS feeds through Internet Explorer 7, Netscape, and Firefox. However, an Internet browser is not necessary to read an RSS feed. If there is an RSS reader running on the computer, an Internet browser is not needed and the reader will keep the feed updated.

Another new feature on ASTA’s new Web site,, is the Industry Calendar of Events. With this easy-to-use calendar, all upcoming industry events are visible and can be sorted by: conferences, chapter events, domestic events, international events and conferences. Each event is linked to more information and how to attend. This new tool makes it easy to stay connected to the industry.

To learn more about these new features please 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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