We have had some issues with the ZOOM account we have been using, so we have had to re-schedule the meetings using a different account. We apologize for any issues this will cause you, especially if you have already taken the time to put these onto your calendar. The good news is, we have been able to schedule these slightly differently, using a different link for each supplier. This will make it easier to download to your calender individually, so you can choose which you would like to attend, and it will show the supplier name on your calendar. We also realize there was an issue with the previous link and saving it to google calendar users, hopefully it works properly with this new account!
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO REGISTER BELOW FOR ALL THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND!
July 1st: American Cruise Lines
July 8th: Peter Lobasso, Senior VP and General Counsel for ASTA
July 15th: Celestyal Cruises
July 22nd: Rocky Mountaineer
July 29th: Antigua
August 5th: Special Needs at Sea
August 12th: MSC Cruises
August 26th: Sandals
September 9th: Victoria Clipper/Clipper Vacations
September 23rd: Virgin Voyages
We would like to take this opportunity and thanks Darcie, Director of Business Development from Anderson Vacations for her amazing presentation on what Anderson has to offer. It was great to learn about all of the products available in Canada and beyond. Make sure to sign up for their travel agent page by CLICKING HERE. If you were unable to attend the webinar, you can watch the recording by CLICKING HERE and using Password: 4v!&929B
We would like to thank our representatives from the American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruises for an amazing presentation today on their products. If you were unable to join us, we highly recommend that you want it by clicking HERE and using password:2b^l@G=s They are starting their cruises in July and have a lot to offer. Its also a great opportunity to learn about Victory Cruise Lines new ship that will be sailing expedition style cruises in Alaska in 2021, you are sure to be impressed! We did receive a lot of questions in regards to their COVID-19 response onboard and they provided us a great document that you can see by CLICKING HERE
Do you donate to ASTAPAC?
The Greater Seattle ASTA Chapter is challenging our members to help us raise funds for American Society of Travel Advisors Political Action Committee (ASTAPAC), our industry's voice in Washington. We have formed a team and are asking you and your colleagues to support our campaign so ASTA can support our industry's advocacy agenda. Every dollar matters, but your participation matters most!
You can donate towards our chapters goal of $5,286 by texting ASTAPAC22 to 71777 on your mobile phone or by visiting our teams website by clicking HERE or visiting: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/ASTAPAC/team/GreaterSeattle
ASTAPAC's success would not be possible without the generous support of our donors. To show our appreciation, we have created a new Donor Recognition Program. Learn more about the recognition levels and benefits today.
ASTAPAC is a special fund established under federal election laws to allow ASTA to collect voluntary contributions from members for the purpose of supporting political candidates and parties. ASTAPAC has been raising our political profile since 1979. Put simply, our advocacy successes are thanks to the members who contribute to our PAC program.
If you would like to view a short video explaining ASTAPAC, CLICK HERE!
Did you join us with UNCRUISE at our last Happy Hour Meet Up? We received a lot of great information!
If you missed it, view it by CLICKING HERE and use Password: 9q&&.2@*
Dont forget, next week we will be hearing from the American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines!
Have you been joining us for our weekly happy hour meet ups? We have some great speakers lined up for you!
May 27: Authentic Vacations, introducing "Authentic America"
June 3: American Steamboat Company and GLOBUS
June 10: UNCRUISE and Special Needs at Sea
June 17: TBA
If you are interested in joining us at 4PM every WED until further notice, visit the following link!
To add the events to your calendar, CLICK HERE or visit:
To join the meetings directly CLICK HERE or visit: https://zoom.us/j/95157779606
Meeting ID: 951 5777 9606
If you would like to join by phone, you can call 253.215.8782 or find your local number to call by visiting: https://zoom.us.u/ab5NJuVwcB . Make sure to use Meeting ID: 951 5777 9606
Your Greater Seattle Chapter Board would like to thank everyone whoo attended our very first virtual chapter meeting. We would of course prefer to see all of our members smiling faces in person, but this was a great way to stay connected and get the important information we need. We are currently in talks about a future virtual meeting and will let you know when we have the details.
For those that missed the meeting, we were joined buy ASTA's Vice President of Membership and Expansion, Bob Duglin and also Sandy Doss, BDM from Mayflower Cruise and Tours. Bob caught us up on everything ASTA is doing to support its members during this time, and also informed us of what they are doing to continue the fight for us in the future. Sandy gave us a great look into what Mayflower offers, including their wide selection of domestic opportunities for travel and a small peek at their European River Cruise offerings.
We apologize, the recording of the meeting failed, however, you will find some screenshots of some of the display slides below.
We are happy to announce we will be holding a May Virtual Chapter Meeting. The information and specifics can be found in the graphic below!
Date: May 11
Time: 11:00 AM
No pre-registration is needed, just CLICK HERE to join, or visit the site using the below information:
Meeting ID: 958 9758 9062
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