Dallas-area Executive Named to ASTA Board of Directors

July 29, 2019

I look forward to helping shape the future of this organization that gives the travel industry so much.

Jackie Friedman of Nexion Travel Group to serve a two-year term


IRVING, TX (July 29, 2019)  Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, President of  Nexion Travel Group, has been elected to the national board of directors for the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA). Nexion Travel Group is headquartered in Irving, Texas, and serves as one of the premier host agencies for independent travel professionals. The company is part of Travel Leaders Group.


Friedman was elected by a majority of ASTA’s membership from a candidate pool of eight.


Friedman’s governance duties on the ASTA board of directors will include oversight for the world’s largest travel advisor organization, and support for its work to advocate both for travel advisors, and the profession as a whole.


“ASTA is the leading advocacy organization in the travel agency industry, and we are very proud to have Jackie on the board,” said J.D. O’Hara, President of Travel Leaders Group, Nexion Travel Group’s parent company. “She is a brilliant executive whom everyone holds in high regard. I look forward to her work with ASTA.”


Friedman joined the Nexion Travel Group leadership team in 2004 as Vice President of Operations. She has served as President since 2007. Prior to joining the Nexion Travel Group team, Friedman enjoyed a 15-year career with Sabre Travel Network, holding a variety of account management, sales, business development and leadership positions in both Canada and the United States. She got her start in the travel industry working as a front-line agent and eventually a travel agency manager in her home town of Toronto, Canada. In addition to her work as president of Nexion Travel Group, she leads the Travel Leaders of Tomorrow training program and serves as president of the Family Bonds Foundation. She lives in Irving.


“It is a great honor to return to the ASTA board,” said Friedman. “I look forward to helping shape the future of this organization that gives the travel industry so much.”


All travel professionals interested in learning how to succeed as a professional business owner, backed by Nexion Travel Group’s many great benefits, are encouraged to call 800-747-6813 or email  sales@nexion.com.


Nexion Travel Group

Nexion® Travel Group is a fully accredited host agency, offering membership to independent travel professionals since 1995. As part of Travel Leaders Group, Nexion Travel Group provides ticketing, operations and fulfillment support to independent travel professionals coupled with best-in-class tools, technology, marketing, education and support. Nexion Travel Group is the complete host agency for multi-agent agencies, corporate agencies, experienced agents and those new to the industry. Travelers also have access to The Travel Collection by Travel Leaders Group, a selection of travel offers and discounts available at no additional cost to holders of select American Express® cards. For more information visit  www.TheTravelCollection.com.

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