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DOT Releases Draft Rule on Airline Refunds
As you may have heard, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released draft regulations for public comment that aim to strengthen protections for consumers seeking refunds for airline tickets. The package contains both enhanced consumer protections that ASTA has advocated for as well as provisions of concern that would increase the burden on travel agencies, regardless of whether the agency handled the client’s funds in the transaction.
UPDATE: Texas COVID Relief Grant Program Deadline Extended
We wanted to let those interested in the new Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program (TTIR) that the application deadline has been extended from July 31st to August 7th, 2022.
Texans! New COVID Relief Grant Program Made Available, Webinar Tomorrow
We wanted to share some good news! Texas has launched a state grant program to stimulate the travel industry’s recovery. The program is being funded through Texas’ Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund created under the federal stimulus package enacted in March 2021.