About the ASTA Benchmarking Program
What is the ASTA Benchmarking Group?
Powered by ASTA in partnership with TAMS (Travel Agency Management Solutions), this unique, private group will allow you to gain exclusive insights and knowledge about business operations and assessments to help navigate your business to higher profitability.
Future full-day, interactive meetings will align with sessions at ASTA Global Convention (August 23rd) and the ASTA Small Business Network Conference (September 29th). Using company data provided prior to each meeting, information and results will be used for a highly productive, deep dive into business processes and efficiencies.
The ASTA Benchmarking Program is a new feature from ASTA that cannot be found anywhere else.
Who should participate?
If you're a full-time seller of travel, this is the group for you. The ASTA Benchmarking Group is designed to help you focus toward working on your business, not in your business.
What is TAMs (Travel Agency Management Solutions)?
TAMs (Travel Agency Management Solutions) is a financial and operational data analysis, benchmarking and networking service that allows travel agencies to review and compare operating data during a face-to-face small peer group.
Where can I find more information on the ASTA Benchmarking Program?
We're currently developing the program and will provide a full overview of what our program details during our Double Preview event.
What previous TAMs participants are saying?
"TAMS benchmarking has been instrumental to our growth and success in the 10+ years we have been a member. Since joining, our company has more than doubled in sales and the number of people we employ. When you can openly collaborate with other business owners about challenges and best practices, Ideas and information flow and an entire new perspective forms. It brings everyone up to this higher standard. I see other TAMS members as the best of the travel industry because of their commitment to their own businesses and the industry as a whole." -- Tiffany Hines, President & CEO
Global Escapes, Travel with Friends
"Without being a member of TAMS for the last 26 years, I would not still own my agency.
They have kept "my feet to the fire" when running my business in this ever changing industry.
TAMS members know what is happening in the industry before many other agencies. -- Jeanne
President, Bayside Travel
"When I joined the family business 8 years ago, part of the agreement was that I participate in TAMS meetings. Little did I know that TAMS and my TAMS family would be an integral part of growth in our business. TAMS brings together similar agencies from all over the country to share best practices, support one another, challenge, and lend a shoulder to cry when things aren’t going so well. TAMS cuts through the fluff and unveils the hard financial facts of our businesses. I truly believe that our business would not be as successful and focused as it is today without TAMS. My TAMS group is more than a people I meet with a few times a year, they are my friends, my family and my biggest supporters." --Jamie Jones
Chief Operating Officer