ASTA Global Convention 2017

This last weekend I had the privilege of traveling to San Diego, CA for ASTA’s Global Convention. The event was held at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina. I have stayed at Sheratons all over the country and they are consistently great… this was no exception. From the moment I arrived the staff was welcoming and made sure that if I needed anything it was taken care of immediately. The room was very clean and comfortable.

Hotel Room
Hotel View

The conference was emceed by television host, Samantha Brown. There were several learning opportunities along with a trade show where I met with several vendors and discussed what they could do to help me plan the very best vacations for my clients.

Samantha Brown

In addition to the conference, I was able to visit Sea World. They have great shows which include: Orca Encounter, Sea Lions Live, and Dolphin Days. My favorite was the Orca Encounter.

Orca Encounter

Also, being a roller coaster enthusiast- I had to ride the Manta. The ride had a great theme and graphics; and the ride was very smooth and not jerky. While it wasn’t a top thrill ride for me, I did like it a lot.

Manta Roller Coaster

I also got the chance to eat in Little Italy at a fabulous authentic Italian restaurant called Buon Appetito. All of the pasta and sauce is freshly made and you feel like you’ve left the US and entered Italia.

Buon Appetito