HAR Promotes ASTA's Upcoming Board Elections with a Candidate Chat Livestream

July 5, 2021

HAR Event offers travel advisors an opportunity to get to know the candidates for ASTA’s board elections.

Minneapolis, July 5th, 2021 – Steph Lee of Host Agency Reviews' (HAR) founder, Stephanie Lee, will host a Candidate Chat to familiarize industry professionals with the candidates running for ASTA’s National Director at-Large.

"HAR wants to ensure that agencies can hear more from the ASTA at-large board candidates looking to represent them." - Steph Lee

Still amid the fray of pandemic travel restrictions, the past year has exemplified the need for continued industry-wide advocacy. HAR Founder, Stephanie Lee, touched on the importance of ASTA’s upcoming board elections, “This year, more than ever, it's imperative that agency voices are heard. HAR wants to ensure that agencies can hear more from the ASTA at-large board candidates looking to represent them."

The Candidate Chat event will stream live on Tuesday, July 6th at 1:30 CT. Steph Lee will ask each participating candidate two questions in HAR’s event to highlight how their industry engagement and experience shape their candidacy for ASTA’s next National Director at Large.

The Candidate Chat event will stream live on July 6th at 1:30 CT.

ASTA’s outgoing chairman, Dave Hershberger, published a statement on HAR regarding the importance of member engagement in this year’s board election. There he writes, “While the entire travel industry was being turned on its collective ear, ASTA was in action on many fronts. When the First Cares Act was being debated, ASTA fought for all things travel advisor and with a major win, got independent contractors included in who was eligible to receive CARES benefits. ASTA lobbied congress to the tune of several hundred congressional meetings to get our story heard and it worked!”

HAR’s Candidate Chat event will stream on Tuesday, July 6th at 1:30 CT on HAR’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Elections will begin July 6th and are open to all ASTA members and are open through July 20th.


Host Agency Reviews® is an independent website connecting travel agents to leading industry resources. With over 180+ combined host, franchise, and consortium profiles and 3,300+ reviews, it's the largest directory for agents on the web. Founder and former host agency director, Steph Lee, started Host Agency Reviews in 2012 to provide critical support for travel professionals to start and grow their agencies. Since then, the HAR team has expanded the site to include a robust industry blog, a free weeklong travel agency startup program, the Travel Agent Chatter quarterly podcast, Friday 15 weekly Q&A live stream, and Host Week, an annual virtual industry event to recognize and amplify independent agents and the hosts, franchises and consortia that support them. Oh, and we like to have fun. Lots of fun. :)

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