It is my pleasure to introduce you to the ALLIANCE of WESTCHESTER TRAVEL AGENCIES, INC. (AWTA), a regional trade association comprised of owners and/or managers of retail travel agencies from Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Duchess Counties, Southern Connecticut and the Northern Bronx as well as travel industry suppliers who are AWTA Associate Members.
We are a ‘not for profit’ organization incorporated in 1964. During these past fifty-seven years, AWTA has worked to further professionalism in our industry, to encourage a high standard of business ethics and to offer our members the opportunity for a free exchange of ideas during our monthly meetings.
We sponsor two Trade Shows annually featuring between sixty and seventy suppliers and industry representatives. Every one of our Shows offers the opportunity for hundreds of travel professionals to meet and develop one-on-one relationships with suppliers and to receive the most current brochures and sales materials available.
New members must be sponsored by a Member in Good Standing of AWTA, must hold IATAN or CLIA endorsements for a period of not less than one (1) year prior to the date membership application and attend two monthly meetings prior to becoming a full member in AWTA.
Our monthly meetings for our Members and Associate Members are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month and are sponsored by industry suppliers who provide the latest information on their product. We sometimes have panel discussions with industry leaders to discuss timely and pertinent industry problems as well as educational seminars for the benefit of owners and agency staff members.
It would be our pleasure to have you join us. Download a Membership Application here. If you have any questions, please call the AWTA office at 718-684-2051.
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