January 30, 2017
ASTA Statement on Immigration Executive Order
“It’s clear from our member feedback that the developments of the past few weeks have injected a great deal of uncertainty into the travel industry, from disruption to travelers to or from the seven countries flagged by the Administration to fear about how Americans will be received abroad to aborted business and leisure trips. ASTA is concerned that ongoing uncertainty will create a chilling effect on travel and negatively impact our members’ businesses. We therefore once again urge the Administration to expeditiously set clear rules of the road so that travel industry stakeholders can serve their clients, that travel disruptions are kept to a minimum and that the traveling public can maintain confidence in an industry vital to our nation’s economy.” – Zane Kerby, President & CEO of ASTA
Rebranded in 2018 as the American Society of Travel Advisors, ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel advisors, the travel industry and the traveling public. Its members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally-based members, ASTA’s history of industry advocacy traces back to its founding in 1931 when it launched with the mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. For more information about the Society, visit ASTA.org. Consumers can connect with an ASTA travel advisor at TravelSense.org.