ASTA announced that it has signed up 1,000 members of American Express Travel. "ASTA is the world's foremost travel trade association. We need a strong ASTA for the future. The challenge as an industry is to work together to bring in new professional travel advisers who can tap into that growing market," said Tony Gonchar, American Express Travel's vice president and former ASTA CEO. "This is an exciting time for the world of travel and we are grateful for Tony's and American Express' support," ASTA President and CEO Zane Kerby said.