Nexion Travel Group Honored at ASTA Global Convention

President Jackie Friedman named to executive committee and Nexion Travel Group Awarded Host Agency of the Year

IRVING, TX (August 28, 2019) Nexion Travel Group, the industry-leading host agency, was given two recognitions at the ASTA Global Convention, held August 25-27 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, the President of Nexion Travel Group and a current ASTA board member, was named to the Executive Committee as Treasurer. Additionally, Nexion Travel Group was named a co-winner of ASTA’s Host Agency of the Year award.

I am excited to work with ASTA as Treasurer to continue the organization’s important work. It is also an honor to be named a Host Agency of the Year. We strongly encourage our members’ active participation in ASTA and are delighted to accept this award.

– Nexion Travel Group President Jackie Friedman

Friedman was elected by ASTA membership to the national board of directors in July 2019. She was subsequently named Treasurer at the ASTA Global Convention. As Treasurer, Friedman is responsible for the financial management, oversight and governance of ASTA. She will serve a one-year term in the role.

J.D. O’Hara, President of Travel Leaders Group, commented, “Jackie is an ideal choice for Treasurer. She has had decades of experience with financial leadership and has a deep understanding of what it takes for an organization to succeed. ASTA does so much important work on behalf of the travel industry and Travel Leaders Group looks forward to her leadership on ASTA’s Executive Committee.”

Nexion Travel Group was named a co-winner of ASTA’s Host Agency of the Year Award. This award is given annually to the host agency that does an exceptional job of promoting ASTA, the travel industry, and the travel advisor profession.

“Both of these honors are a testament to how Nexion Travel Group works closely with ASTA to serve travel advisors,” said Friedman. “I am excited to work with ASTA as Treasurer to continue the organization’s important work. It is also an honor to be named a Host Agency of the Year. We strongly encourage our members’ active participation in ASTA and are delighted to accept this award.”

Also, during the ASTA Global convention, Nexion Travel Group member Toni Lanotte-Day was given the Barbara O’Hara Award for Advocacy. The award recognizes a person in the travel industry who has advocated for the industry’s interests with legislative groups.

“On behalf of everyone at Nexion Travel Group, we are extremely proud of Toni for her work in advocating for the travel industry and travel advisor profession,” said Friedman. “These efforts are so important for our entire industry and we are grateful for Toni’s efforts and that of others who choose to invest their time to support advocacy efforts.”

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