ASTA Global Live education sessions will focus on the difficulties we as an industry are facing today, how we can help kick start and re-energize our businesses and identify new opportunities that inspire creative solutions during difficult times.
The COVID-19 crisis has affected travel around the globe and will undoubtedly reshape our world. While the fallout from the crisis has both amplified familiar risks and created new ones, changes at this scale also create ways to innovate and the opportunity to build back your business better and stronger.
|Jim Tedesco - Vice President Sales, Apple Leisure Group|
|Jim Tedesco is the Vice President of Sales for Apple Leisure Group Vacations, responsible for the outside sales teams across Apple Vacations, Funjet Vacations, Travel Impressions, United Vacations, Southwest Vacations and Blue Sky Tours. Tedesco joined ALGV in September 2019 after spending 13 years in various Sales and Marketing roles within the retail, wholesale, and escorted touring spaces. Throughout his career, his dedication to the Travel Agent and the role they play to the vacation planning process has never wavered. He continues to ensure the Travel Agent remains a vital component in vacation planning and has traveled to Capitol Hill multiple times to lobby on behalf of the industry. As a leader, his energy and passion is unrivaled. He is always laser focused on ensuring the Travel Agent has the tools they need to attract, and close, incremental sales to their business, and believes it is our job today to create the leaders of tomorrow.|
|Time||Session Title||Speaker(s)||Session Type|
Wednesday, August 26
|2:15pm - 3:00pm||» That Was Then, This is Now! The Psychology of the Sale - Qualifying and Understanding the Post-COVID Traveler||
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