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American Society of Travel Advisors Launches “Vacation Do Over” Contest
The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) wants to re-do your burned vacation. Do you ever wish you could hit the reset button on your DIY vacation? Perhaps you had it all mapped out and your trip just didn’t go according to plan? We want to help you reclaim that vacation and do it right with the help of an expert travel planner!

Texas Tax Bill Targeting Advisors Defeated
In the wake of a vigorous campaign waged by the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) and its Texas members, the Society is applauding the Texas legislature for not passing House Bill 3579, which would have applied new taxes to the fees and markups travel advisors charge clients for Texas hotel bookings.

Legislators Hear from the Frontline of American Travel Industry
Together with the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), agency executives and industry advocates converge in Washington D.C. for the 2019 ASTA Legislative Day, hosted at The Mayflower Hotel.

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Trump Administration Restricts Cuba Travel Members Only - Please Login
On June 4, citing the Cuban government's "destabilizing role in the Western Hemisphere" and a desire to "keep U.S. dollars out of the hands of Cuban military, intelligence, and security services,"

ASTA Guidance Regarding Recent Events in the Dominican Republic Members Only - Please Login
As you likely have heard, a number of reports have appeared recently in the national news media regarding safety concerns for tourists visiting beach resorts in the Dominican Republic. Specifically, the reports involve a series of mysterious deaths and unexplained sudden illnesses among American tourists to the popular Caribbean destination.

Colorado Supreme Court Announces Decision in OTA Tax Case
A case with potentially significant implications for the travel industry was decided by the Supreme Court of Colorado on May 28. The case, captioned Town of Breckenridge v. Egencia, LLC, et al.

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