Travefy CEO David Chait Named Entrepreneur of the Year by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)

Travefy CEO David Chait and ASTA CEO Zane Kerby

He demonstrates not only essential qualities of an entrepreneur; but also, the steadfastness and business sense that will make him an important contributor to the strength of our industry in the future.

Travefy CEO David Chait was named the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year at the ASTA Global Convention (AGC) in San Diego on August 28th.

Chait was selected for Travefy, which is a next generation itinerary management and client communication platform for travel professionals. With Travefy, travel agents and other industry professionals can save time and impress clients.

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award was established by the Dan and Gloria Bohan Foundation to “promote entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial spirit in the travel and hospitality industry.” Three finalists were selected to participate in a “Shark Tank”-style competition at the ASTA Global Convention in San Diego on August 28th with a $10,000 cash prize. At the event expert Judges included Marc Casto (President & CEO, Casto Travel), Tammy Levent (Founder, Elite Travel Management Group), and Denise Jackson (President & CEO, Balboa Travel)

“Travel Agents are an integral part of our country’s growing travel economy and I’m so grateful to ASTA for the important role it plays in supporting Agents and our industry at large as well as the commitment of the Dan and Gloria Bohan Foundation,” notes Chait. “For Travefy to be recognized by the ASTA community is an unbelievable honor.”

Travefy allows travel professionals, including travel agents, to build dynamic travel quotes and itineraries all in their brand that can be delivered via mobile app, responsive web page, or PDF. Travefy’s dynamic builder helps agent’s shine with intuitive tools to efficiently build trip plans including an integrated worldwide database of millions of points of interest, hotels, restaurants, flights and cruises. Travefy can further boost productivity and personalization through private content and event libraries, and booking confirmation email import tools. Key third party integrations including Sabre’s ClientBase and Virtuoso amenities among others allow seamless flow between an agent’s existing CRMs…

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