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February 21, 2019

Contact: Erika Richter
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ASTA Executive Appointed to DOT Task Force

Alexandria, VA, February 25, 2019 – Last week, American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) Executive Vice President of Advocacy, Eben Peck, was appointed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to serve as the national travel organization representative for the National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force, a subcommittee of the Department’s Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee.

“It’s an honor to be appointed to this task force as the representative of national travel organizations,” said Peck. “This is obviously a sensitive issue, and we intend to consult extensively with ASTA members throughout this process, relying on their expertise and experience to do our part to end the scourge of in-flight sexual misconduct.”

The Task Force is being established pursuant to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, signed by President Trump on October 5, 2018, and will review and evaluate current practices, protocols, and requirements of U.S. airlines in responding to and reporting allegations of sexual misconduct by passengers on board aircraft.

More about the Task Force can be found here.

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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.

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