ASTA Honours Travel Industry Veteran Rick Mazza
ASTA has awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award to A.J. (Rick) Mazza, founder, president and CEO of American Marketing Group (AMG). AMG is the parent company of 19 travel brands and three agency networks (TRAVELSAVERS, NEST, and the Affluent Traveler Collection).
The Lifetime Achievement Award is recommended periodically (not annually) by ASTA’s board of directors to honour a travel industry luminary “whose creativity, dedication and inspiration have advanced the travel and tourism industry.”
As 50-year veteran of the travel industry, Rick founded
AMG to service the travel agency community. AMG encompasses the first marketing
group for travel agents (TRAVELSAVERS) and the first and only marketing group
for independent homebased agencies (NEST).
Gavin Tollman, Trafalgar Travel CEO, congrated Mazza calling him, “a great visionary of our industry, a true icon in every sense of the word. Your achievements are nothing short of remarkable.”