ASTA executive Bob Duglin dies

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Bob Duglin was ASTA’s vice-president of international membership and host agents and managing director for the ASTA Small Business Network. He died at his Fort Lauderdale home on Sunday.

Duglin joined ASTA more than 10years ago, according CEO Zane Kerby. He was employed by Scott Koepf, then the president of the National Association of Career Travel Agents and now the Small Business Network.

Bob Duglin Duglin was initially responsible for organizing the National Association of Career Travel Agent familiarization trips. Duglin rose up the ranks over the years.

Kerby said that Duglin was “a constant positive contributor for all ASTA’s initiatives and always ready to help,” particularly during the pandemic.

“Bob loved people, and he traveled all over the globe,” Kerby stated. It’s difficult to imagine Bob without seeing him with friends. To like him was to know him. “

Kerby stated that he spoke to Ann Chamberlain (former president of NACTA), with whom Duglin was close. They reflected on each other’s “gentle nature, kindness, and patience.”

Duglin has left behind his partner, Paul. ASTA will provide details of the memorial when they are available. Kerby stated that

“Bob’s sudden death leaves an enormous hole in ASTA’s heart.” “We will miss you brother. “ Duglin-obit
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