Who we are

ASATA

Association of Southern African Travel Agents is a representative forum that promotes professional service in the travel industry for its members and their clients.

ASTA

American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), established in 1931, is the world’s largest and most influential travel agency trade association, representing more than 8,000 members in more than 140 countries.

ABAV & FOLATUR

ABAV was created on December 28, 1953, through the initiative of representatives of fifteen travel agencies. The formalization of the entity took place in Rio de Janeiro, at the time capital of the country.
FOLATUR was created in 2012, within the framework of the ANATO Tourist Showcase of that year, and in 2014 it was legally established with headquarters in Paraguay, in order to ensure the development of the distribution channel of the tourism industry.

ACTA

The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) serves as the focal point for the retail travel services industry, where ideas and resources are pooled into initiatives designed to create and maintain a healthy business and legislative environment in which the retail travel industry will thrive.

AFTA

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents Ltd (“AFTA”) was founded in 1957 to establish professional standards for travel agents, stimulate, encourage and promote travel; bring together those acting as intermediaries in the distribution of travel services.

TAANZ

The Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) was incorporated in 1962 and today represents more than 90% of all agents operating in New Zealand.

CEAV

In CEAV we think that communication is a strategic tool to transmit our messages and achieve our goals as a confederation.

FOLATUR

FOLATUR was created in 2012, within the framework of the ANATO Tourist Showcase of that year, and in 2014 it was legally established with headquarters in Paraguay, in order to ensure the development of the distribution channel of the tourism industry.

FATA

The Federation of ASEAN Travel Associations (FATA) is the umbrella body for national travel associations within the ASEAN region. The combined number of travel agents under FATA members exceeds 7,700 serving a population of over 622 million people in ASEAN.

TAFI

TAFI’s membership today comprises of 1400 Active, Associate, Allied and Affiliate (Travel Service Intermediaries – Non IATA) members from all over India.

SIPA

SIPA has been instrumental in securing special discounts and commissions on tour products to enhance business opportunities and stimulate profitability for members.

ECTAA

ECTAA is the voice of European travel agents and tour operators. It regroups the national associations of travel agents and tour operators of 25 EU Member States, of 1 EU accession country as well Switzerland and Norway.

KATA - South Korea

Established in 1991, the Korea Association of Travel Agents (KATA) represents over 2000 travel agents, as well as 30 special members including government departments, local governments, airlines and other countries tourism offices in Korea.

WTAAA 2018-2020 Executive Committee:

Mark Meader (ASTA)
Chair

Paula Cortes Calles​ (FOLATUR)
Vice Chair

Lars Thykier (ECTAA)
Vice Chair

Courtney Duddleston

Courtney Duddleston (AFTA)
Secretary

Wendy Paradis​ (ACTA)
Treasurer

WTAAA 2018-2020 Board Directors and Deputy Directors:​

  • ABAV Brazil:
  • Director: Mr Geraldo Jose Zaidan Rocha, Deputy Director: Mr Marcelo Marcos de Oliveira
  • ACTA Canada:
  • Director: Mrs Wendy Paradis, Deputy Director: Mrs Heather Craig-Peddie
  • AFTA Australia:
  • Director: Mr Jayson Westbury, Deputy Director: Ms. Courtney Duddleston
  • ASATA South Africa:
  • Director: Mr Otto de Vries, Deputy Director: Mr Dinesh Naidoo
  • ASTA USA:
  • Director: Mr Mark Meader, Deputy Director: Mr Eben Peck
  • CEAV Spain:
  • Director: Mr Rafael Gallego Nadal, Deputy Director: Mrs Eva Blasco

Members