About ASTA Global River Cruise Expo

ASTA and the Hungarian tourism board (the Hungarian Tourism Agency) welcomed over 500 U.S.-based travel advisors to Budapest, Hungary - the "river capital of the world," a premiere port destination along the Danube. ASTA thanks the many global river cruise brands and hundreds of European exhibitors that attended.

"The ASTA River Cruise Expo, and the rescinding of travel restrictions now occurring around the world - support the reality that the pandemic is fading fast...Travel promotes peace, understanding, and empathy. The opportunity to connect with people and places around the globe will again be realized. Travel advisors will be there to guide, advise, and watch over. All at a time when the bonds of our common humanity are needed more than ever." - Zane Kerby, President & CEO of ASTA.

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Join us for the inaugural ASTA Global River Cruise Expo taking place March 16-20, 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. This one-of-a-kind event is an ASTA first to bring together our River Cruise partners from all over the world in one place to showcase the latest and greatest in their fleets for ASTA members. 


You can expect

≽ Exclusive access to numerous ship inspections 
≽ Meet and socialize with the senior leaders of the premier River Cruise brands
≽ Visit and experience the River cruise destinations that will amaze and delight your clients

  Registration is Closed. Taking Waitlist Only

ASTA is committed to providing you a safe experience during our in-person events. For a list of what will be required in terms of test, vaccinations and boosters for the ASTA Global River Cruise Expo,click here. Click to view our current Health & Safety Guidelines.

Why Budapest?

River cruising is one of the fastest-growing market segments, with advisors making 18% with no non-commissionable fees (NCFs).
There are more river cruise companies on the Danube for the advisors' clients than anywhere in the world. The hotels and major attractions are directly on the river – literally across the street from the port.  And, air access is easy from the United States. 
If you have not been lucky enough to have visited Budapest yet, the ships arriving in Budapest dock on the PEST side of the river, only minutes away from the city center. Ships are docked at Belgrad Rakpart Port (Mahart – International Passenger or Drava Street Port), usually between the Liberty (Szabadság) and Chain (Széchenyi) bridges. 


About ASTA

American Society of Travel Advisors
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, visit ASTA.org. Consumers can connect with an ASTA travel advisor at TravelSense.org.



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