DALLAS – March 12, 2019 – Tramada Head of North America Mary Ellen George is joining the prestigious Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), announced today. The CAC is made up of ASTA’s largest travel agency (corporate and leisure), consortia, host, franchise and allied members, all with annual travel sales of at least $50 million. The Council works on issues of common interest to the travel advisor community, formulating a strategy to speak with one voice before federal regulators, Members of Congress and state legislators, as well as other travel industry groups. “I am honored to become a member of the CAC,” said Mary Ellen. “ASTA has such a strong history of advocacy, and I look forward to continuing that legacy in my role on the Council. ASTA’s recent focus on elevating the role of travel agents to travel advisors is something I am very passionate about. This is just one example of the many things ASTA is doing to advance our industry.” Rebranded in 2018 as the American Society of Travel Advisors, ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel advisors, the travel industry and the traveling public. Its members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Tramada Systems is a silver level Proud Partner sponsor for 2019. Mary Ellen is a highly regarded travel industry leader with a proven track record in building and launching profitable travel enterprises. As Tramada’s Head of North America, Mary Ellen leads the expansion of the Australian software company into the U.S. Tramada delivers a modern technology platform that automates the management of travel bookings and accounting workflow for travel agencies and Corporate Travel Departments (CTDs) of any size.
About Tramada Systems
tramada® is an advanced bookings management system that streamlines travel operations, data management, document production, and travel accounting. tramada is GDS agnostic, NDC capable, and integrates with over 50 products, including online booking tools, mobile solutions, and expense systems. The modular design makes it easy to add the latest applications while automated service fees, markup tools, and commission management features increase revenue and drive down costs. Tramada Systems enables TMCs to efficiently manage post-booking processes such as service fees, itineraries, invoicing, reporting, duty of care, and more for both NDC and (traditional) GDS bookings. Tramada Systems has long been the leading provider at its home in the Australasia region and is quickly gaining recognition and adoption in North America. Learn more at tramada.us.
Rebranded in 2018 as the American Society of Travel Advisors, ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel advisors, the travel industry and the traveling public. Its members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally-based members, ASTA’s history of industry advocacy traces back to its founding in 1931 when it launched with the mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. For more information about the Society, visit ASTA.org. Consumers can connect with an ASTA travel advisor at TravelSense.org.