11 September 2002
HALEIWA, HAWAII - The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has joined as a member.
ICTP Chairman Thomas Steinmetz said ICTP will be working with ASTA on the upcoming 72nd ASTA World Travel Congress held on November 3-8, in Honolulu.
The World Congress is a congregation of US travel agents whose focus is on the presentation and discussion of issues of significance to the travel trade.
"ICTP will have a prominent presence at the World Congress," said Steinmetz, who also indicated that registration for World Congress is ongoing and that those interested in participating may do so by contacting ASTA or ICTP.
To show its commitment to opening the lines of communication in order to safeguard tourism, travel safety, and peace, ICTP launched its ongoing membership drive in May.