Metropolitan Association of Professional Travel Agents
1270 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS SUITE 1500 NEW YORK, NY 10020 TEL. 212-897-5096
Jeanne Piro, President
Vice President Joan K. Duran
Valerie Wilson Travel Inc.
Secretary Joan Novack 
Majesty Travel NY / Pisa Brothers Travel
Treasurer Alice Tillem
Hillside Travel
Director of Educational Events Helena Marks
Protravel International
Director of Educational Fams William W. Allyn, Jr.
Valerie Wilson Travel
Membership Yvonne Insussarry
Associate Directors-At-Large Giuseppe Di Palma
President, Lush Experiences
Business Development Director Cheryl Kasprzycki
Travel Alberta USA Sales

Thank you for your interest in the Metropolitan Association of Professional Travel Agents (MAPTA). Our website has been designed to serve our travel agent and associate members. For the privacy of our valued members, this site is secure and is only for current members.


If you are not a member, allow me to introduce you to MAPTA.

MAPTA is the only east coast travel association comprised of travel agents and suppliers for the purpose of networking and establishing strong business contacts. Our mission is to educate our members by conducting meetings on new and emerging travel destinations and travel technology. The criteria for our destination meetings are to teach the logistics of a destination – provide airline information, present its geography, cultural aspects and top hotels, and illustrate how to sell the destination and hotels by introducing tour operator(s) and/or itineraries.

Additional member benefits include: your listing will be linked on our website and you may publish your latest news in our monthly newsletter.

We have 71 travel agent members and 48 associate members and hold approximately eight meetings a year, plus an annual gala.


Travel Agent:
You must have (a) at least five full years of experience in the travel industry (b) have a current IATA card and be eligible for reduced rate travel as authorized by IATA International Air Transport Association. (c) be sponsored by two active Travel agent members (d) provide references from two suppliers preferably active Associate members. Travel Agent members can vote on MAPTA issues and participate in familiarization trips.


You must have at least three years of experience in the travel industry and be  involved in the profession in a capacity other than a travel agent – as a travel supplier or wholesaler, a government travel office, or a representative of two or more hotels. Associate members have the option to participate in our annual trade show for an additional fee.


Because our fiscal year starts February 1, 2011, complete member benefits (i.e., the annual gala) will be available to new members on and after that date.
If you meet the qualifications for membership and are interested in joining MAPTA, please e-mail Yvonne Insussarry, MAPTA Membership Chair - Yvonne is looking forward to hearing from you.

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