Upcoming ASTA Educational Journeys

Breathtaking Turkey: 7-Days of Stunning Landscapes & History 

March 13- 19, 2020 
At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, with a rich mosaic of cultures, blending history, and legendary civilizations - TURKEY today is an exciting destination that offers modern amenities and an endless variety of diverse attractions for even the most sophisticated travelers. You will visit Istanbul, Cappadocia & Ephesus by attending this educational journey. Registration closes January 27th.  Learn more >>

Charming Vietnam: 10-Days of Immersive Exploring the Natural Wonders

March 31- April 10, 2020 (Departing on April 11th)
This customized Educational Journey is bringing business and immersive education together in the charming country of Vietnam. You'll visit the top destinations and attractions your clients are requesting, like the city of Hanoi, the UNESCO World Heritage site Nin Binh, Halong Bay, Da Nang, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. During this journey, we'll be taking part of the Vietnam International Travel Market (VITM) and have the opportunity to meet and network with the top tourism officials in this dynamic country. Rates start at $599 per person double occupancy.  Learn more >>

7-Day Enchanting Italy: The Dream of Tuscany Experience from The Rolling Landscapes of Tuscany to the Gorgeous Capital City of Florence 

Three date options available:
      Journey #1: Saturday, April 25th - Friday, May 1st, 2020
      Journey #2: Saturday, May 2nd - Friday, May 8th, 2020
      Journey #3: Saturday, October 10th - Friday, October 16th, 2020
This is the ultimate in luxury experience through enchanting Italy! Imagine waking up to breathtaking views of the Tuscan Hills and Chianti countryside, discovering wine from the most famous wine region in the world, tasting (and making) extraordinary and fresh cuisine, visiting the artistic city of Florence, seeing the architectural phenomenon of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and so much more. Fall in love with the region that only songs and poetry could be written about!  Rates start at $2,650/person double occupancy for ASTA members and space is limited. Learn more! >>

Genuine Ukraine: A Patchwork of Traditions Coming Soon!
June 10 - 18, 2020

With more than 14 million travelers visiting in 2018, Ukraine offers rich culture, history, architecture and scenery. From its copious domed Orthodox churches, the Black Sea coastline, forested Carpathian mountains, and home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ukraine is a very diverse country that's undiscovered to many tourists. During this FAM, you'll explore the cities of Kyiv, Lviv, Ivano Frankivsk, Kolomyia, Carpathians, Yaremch, Chernivtsi, Vinnytsya, and more! We invite you to join Sophia Kulich of Sophia’s Travel to visit Ukraine this June.

Classic Romania: Dracula Tour of Transylvania Coming Soon!
October 26 - November 2, 2020

If you are a Halloween enthusiast, this will be the FAM you cannot miss. Imagine visiting Dracula's Castle on Halloween and taking part in a Halloween Party in a surprise location in the Old Town of Brasov. Enjoy the remarkable essence of Romania, one of the most beautiful countries in Southeastern Europe. During this FAM, presented and hosted by Click2Travel, you'll visit the famous region of Transylvania.

Past Educational Journeys Include: 

  • 7-Night AmaMora Christmas Markets on the Rhine from AmaWaterways
  • 8-Day Escorted Tour of the Golden Land of Myanmar
  • 14-Night Australia & Indonesian Voyage OnBoard the Azamara Quest
  • 7-Night Educational Journey to Ireland

    Who should participate?

    If you are an advisor currently selling a destination and looking to refresh your knowledge or if you are looking to increase your specialization and begin selling a new destination or product you should consider participating.



    What to expect?

    Educational Journeys are meant to provide advisors with the tools needed to effectively sell new destinations, products, and programs by land or sea. During our journeys, you can expect a fixed itinerary that will allow you to tour the popular and unexpected sites of a destination, visit local hotels, and meet with local suppliers so you can better understand the intangibles and differences to better serve their client needs.

    ASTA’s Educational Journeys

    About ASTA

    ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors) is the world's largest association of travel advisors. Our members include travel advisors and the companies whose products they sell such as tours, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. We are the leading advocate for travel advisors the travel industry and the traveling public.

    Space is limited on ASTA’s Educational Journeys. The journeys are open to travel advisor members. Non-member registration includes a one-year membership to ASTA. If you have questions, please email ASTA’s meetings department, at meetings@asta.org.

    Building your travel expertise for a successful future!