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UATP Wins Technology & Transaction Partner of the Year Award at 2017 American Society of Travel Agents Global Convention

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SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTA members have voted UATP as their Technology & Transaction Partner of the Year during their annual awards ceremony that recognizes professionals and businesses that make lasting contributions to the travel industry.

From left to right, Samantha Brown of Travel Channel, Wendy Ward, VP of Marketing and Communications for UATP and Bob Duglin, the VP of Business Development for ASTA.

"Our travel agents voted and on behalf of the American Society of Travel agents, we are excited to Congratulate UATP on winning the high honor of ASTA's Technology & Transaction Partner of the Year award," said Zane Kerby, President and CEO of the American Society of Travel Agents. "We thank UATP for providing the products and support that help our agents sell more travel".

ASTA currently has over 8,700 members and is the industry's only professional trade association whose business it is to promote, defend, educate and represent the entire travel industry.

 "We are honored to receive ASTA's Technology & Transaction Partner of the Year award," said Wendy Ward, VP Marketing and Communications, UATP. "ASTA is a valued partner of UATP and an integral part of the travel agent community. UATP will continue to support ASTA and its members."

About the ASTA Awards Program:
All awards are voted on by the ASTA membership and presented at the ASTA Global Convention. The awards recognize professionals who make lasting contributions to the industry and recognize suppliers who show a willingness to partner with agencies and reward their travel agent sales force accordingly.

Criteria: ASTA membership chooses the 'best of the best' among supplier partners who support their industry association. By engaging the ASTA membership, our supplier partners support ASTA's critical mission of industry advocacy and keeping the channel healthy.

UATP is a Proud Partner member that supports ASTA on their Corporate Advisory Council and Allied Marketing Committee.  Visit UATP at booth #35 to find out more about what UATP has to offer the travel agent community.

ABOUT UATP
UATP is a global payment solution owned and operated by the world's airlines and accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail and travel agency payments. UATP connects airlines to Alternative Forms of Payment which can expand reach and generate incremental sales globally. UATP offers easy-to-use data tools, DataStream℠ and DataMine℠, which provide comprehensive account details to Issuers and Corporate Subscribers for accurate travel management.

Accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak®; UATP accounts are issued by: Aeromexico; Air Canada (TSE:AC) Air New Zealand (ANZFF.PK); Air Niugini; American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL); APG Airlines; Austrian Airlines; China Eastern Airlines (NYSE: CEA); Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines; Etihad Airways; Frontier Airlines; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4); Hahn Air; Japan Airlines (9201:JP); JetBlue Airways; Malaysia Airlines; Qantas Airways (QUBSF.PK); Shandong Airlines;  Sichuan Airlines; Southwest Airlines; TUIfly GmbH; Turkish Airlines (ISE:THYAO); United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) and WestJet.

AirPlus International issues the UATP-based Company Account for Lufthansa German Airlines.

About ASTA:
ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) is the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public.

ASTA's 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, it is the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public. ASTA's history of travel 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.

Contact:
UATP Corporate Communications
Wendy Ward, wward@uatp.com  
+1 202 774 5017

UATP is a global payment solution owned and operated by the world's airlines and accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail and travel agency payments. UATP connects airlines to Alternative Forms of Payment which can expand reach and generate incremental sales globally. UATP offers easy-to-use data tools, DataStream(SM) and DataMine(SM), which provide comprehensive account details to Issuers and Corporate Subscribers for accurate travel management. UATP is accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak; UATP accounts are issued by: Aeromexico, APG Airlines, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Delta Air Lines, EL AL Israel Airlines, Etihad Airways, Frontier Airlines, GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A., Hahn Air; Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas Airways, Shandong Airlines, Transavia Airlines, TUIfly GmbH, Turkish Airline, United Airlines, and WestJet. AirPlus International issues the UATP-based Company Account for: British Airways and Lufthansa German Airlines. (PRNewsFoto/Universal Air Travel Plan, Inc.)

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