March 6, 2017
“ASTA will continue to monitor the situation closely with an eye toward any impact on our members’ businesses, and will do everything possible to ensure member are kept up to date, able to serve their clients and prepare them for any disruptions that might occur. In late January we asked that ‘the Administration…expeditiously set clear rules of the road so that travel industry stakeholders can serve their clients [and] that travel disruptions are kept to a minimum.’ In that regard, the process for rolling out this new order appears improved but again we intend to keep a close eye on these developments as they unfold. Minimizing uncertainty and disruption is important to allowing the traveling public to maintain confidence in an industry so vital to our nation’s economy.”
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.