ASATA Conference 2013

ASATA Conference 2013


It is with great pleasure that we announce our ASATA Conference 2013
taking place in Dubai in August.

The theme of this year’s Conference is “the hub of your travel business”. Our goal is to deliver a first class Conference that will allow senior members to network and be briefed on key industry matters and activities of the Association and to re-enforce the message of confidence. Our focus is on engaging industry, so attendees can look forward to relevant business panel discussions and guest speakers who are experts in their fields, sharing and engaging attendees on various topics. Of course the work will be interspersed with leisure time and activities and functions that will further enhance the opportunity to network.

I strongly recommend that our Members make every effort to attend. It is through participation that the real value of your Association is revealed. Our collective power through the input and involvement of our Members is what creates the framework within which our industry regulates itself and operates, in the interest and advancement of a professional industry and to the benefit of the traveling public.

We look forward to welcoming you and hosting you in Dubai! Please visit our ASATA Conference 2013 website for full details and to register.

Otto de Vries
Chief Executive Officer

Shut Up, Move On!

Sound advice at a challenging time in our industry and no more opportune a time to share it than at this year’s ASATA conference in Mauritius.

Get ready for one of the UK’s leading speakers on the subject of change, workplace relationships and motivation. Paul McGee promises a practical, relevant message that can make an immediate impact on people’s professional and personal lives modeled around his book entitled SUMO (Shut Up, Move On).

Dealing with change, building better relationships, developing a resilient attitude to life, maintaining morale and motivation, dealing with stress, inspiring confidence and releasing potential are just some of the positive results at the heart of SUMO.

McGee will take us through the six principles of SUMO:

1. Changing your t-shirt: Taking responsibility for where you find yourself in life.

2. Develop fruity thinking: The impact and importance of attitude and mindset.

3. Hippo time is OK: Managing your emotions and developing resilience under pressure.

4. Remember the beach ball: Building better relationships with customers and colleagues.

5. Learn Latin: How to overcome procrastination and take positive action.

6. Ditch Doris Day: Forget ‘whatever will be will be’ and take action to create what you want.

You’re probably thinking: ‘Not another motivational speaker’, but Paul comes highly recommended as a catalyst to helping you change the way you think, work and live; taking powerful and positive action in a challenging environment.

If you’re interested in reading more about him, click here