Author: Mark Meader

Mark Meader is senior vice president of industry affairs and education at the American Society of Travel Agents. He is responsible for advocating on behalf of agencies, travel advisors and consumer communities with travel suppliers, technology providers, other trade associations, coalitions and various government entities. Mark also serves as vice chair of the World Travel Agents Associations Alliance board of directors. He previously was vice president of business development at the Airlines Reporting Corporation. Mark also worked for American Airlines, United Airlines and Sabre. He began his travel industry career as an outside sales advisor at a Boston-area travel agency. Connect with Mark on LinkedIn.

Op Ed: Mark Meader On Real ID’s Looming Deadline

“Real ID” requirements at U.S. airports are now just 11 months off. American Society of Travel Advisors SVP Mark Meader provides the pertinent details and implores the industry to make sure no traveler is caught unaware. Travel management companies, travel managers and the travelers they serve should be aware that the final phase of Real…

Op Ed: Mark Meader On IATA’s One Order

[CORRECTION, June 28, 2018: The International Air Transport Association projects its New Distribution Capability initiative to achieve critical mass by 2020, not 2022 as originally stated here, according to a spokesperson. This article has been updated to reflect that projection.] The travel industry still is trying to understand the consequences of IATA’s New Distribution Capability….

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