Upcoming Events & Activities

ARTA SoCal Come for Coffee

Meet in person with:

Keytours Vacations

Greg Abbott, Regional Sales Manager West


Explore the 7 continents with Keytours Vacations, 

a global tour operator  founded in 1992 in Fairfax, Virginia


Innovative itineraries, hand-picked hotels, 

last-minute offers and specials,

small group journeys, custom groups, short-term rentals


 July 18, 2024

11 AM to 1 PM, Pacific

Corner Bakery Café

19500 Plummer St

Northridge, CA 91324


Corner of Shirley and Plummer

Free parking in the DSW parking lot


FREE to ARTA member and nonmember travel agents


Your RSVP would be appreciated but not required


To RSVP or for questions, simply REPLY TO ARTASoCal@gmail.com   

Hosted by ARTA SoCal

ARTA SoCal Zoom Meeting

Topic:  TBA


August 15, 2024

1 PM, Pacific time, Via Zoom

Details to Follow

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Rescheduled -- New Date

ARTA SoCal Zoom Meeting

Industry Leading 

Insurance Panel 

Barbara Hearn, Allianz Partners

Julie Baker, Faye Travel Insurance

Sheri Machat, Generali Global Assistance


 September 19, 2024

1 PM, Pacific time, Via Zoom

Three of the industry’s top speakers to tell you how their company insures your clients and what makes their company stand out from the others.  

There will be three 15-minute presentations followed by lots of time for questions for each speaker.   Normally an hour, this monthly zoom may go a little longer. Please allow a little extra time in your schedule.  

It will be recorded for everyone in attendance.  

FREE to ARTA members, nonmember travel agents, and industry guests. 

RSVP by noon June 5 to be eligible for the door prizes.

Simply REPLY TO ARTASoCal@gmail.com   

Be sure you receive an acknowledgement.   

You must RSVP and be present to win.     

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Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa Global Forum

September 19 - 22, 2024

Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA

686 Anton Blvd

Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1920  

For further information contact:  Angela Miller, 


The goal and purpose of APTA is to promote tourism to the continent of Africa and its islands. APTA will seek to improve tourism to Africa through the education of its members.

ARTA SoCal Come for Coffee

AMA Waterways


October 22, 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Pacific time

Location:  TBA

Details to Follow

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ARTA SoCal Holiday Party & Brunch

December 22, 2024

11:00 AM, Pacific Time

Tam O'Shanter Restaurant

2980 Los Feliz Blvd

Los Angeles, CA

Details to Follow

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ARTA SoCal Activity

ASV Farewell Tour to Laos

with pre-and post-extensions

ASV, the American School of Vientiane, alumni and friends, 

will have its last return to Laos in February 2025.  

The tour is organized and led by Lloyd Coleman of SkyGuyOneTravel.

February 13 - 25, 2025


Day 1 - 13 Feb 25/ Thu Luang Prabang Arrival.

Day 2 - 14 Feb 25/ Fri Luang Prabang – City Tour – Kuang Si Waterfall.

Day 3 - 15 Feb 25/ Sat Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves.

Day 4 - 16 Feb 25/ Sun Luang Prabang – Vientiane (by express train)

Day 5 - 17 Feb 25/ Mon Vientiane city tour

Day 6 - 18 Feb 25/ Tue Vientiane - Free at leisure.

Day 7 - 19 Feb 25/ Wed Gala Baci Dinner.

Day 8 - 20 Feb 25/ Thu Vientiane – Pakse.

Day 9 - 21 Feb 25/ Fri Pakse - Bolaven Plateau sightseeing - Pakse.

Day 10 - 22 Feb 25/ Sat Pakse - Wat Phou - Explore 4,000 Islands - Khone Pha Pheng Falls.

Day 11 - 23 Feb 25/ Sun Liphi Waterfalls - Zipline - Pakse.

Day 12 - 24 Feb 25/ Mon Pakse – Fly Onward Home or elsewhere in Asia.


Hosted by ARTA SoCal

Save the Date

Osaka World Expo 2025

with pre- and post-extensions

September 1 - 7, 2025


Details to Follow