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While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in ASTA White Papers as of the date of their publication, please be advised that some content contained therein may be outdated or otherwise inaccurate at the present time. Accordingly, ASTA makes no representation regarding the timeliness of all of the information accessible here. Members having questions regarding the current state of a White Paper topic may wish to contact ASTA to obtain the most up-to-date information.

Supplier Bankruptcy Resources — October 8, 2012
ASTA's supplier bankruptcy resources include the ASTA Travel Agents' Guide to Airline Bankruptcies, information specific to Cruise Line Defaults, and a Supplier Bankruptcy Updates page with the latest information on specific suppliers.

American Airlines “Direct Connect” – Back To The Past — February 26, 2010
Airlines has called its "Direct Connect" merchandising strategy questions from corporate travel managers

Premium Member Video - Preventing and Coping with Fraud By Your Independent Sales Contractors — August 13, 2009
Available to Premium Members Only - Video on IC fraud. Learn how to prevent fraud by screening applicants, reviewing transactions, and imposing strict sales limitations and procedures on contractors without running afoul of IRS rules. Also covers how to prevent liability for defamation when reporting fraudulent behavior to other agencies.

Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for New York — July 14, 2009
Seller of Travel Act for New York

Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for Nevada — July 14, 2009
Seller of Travel Act for Nevada

Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for Minnesota — July 14, 2009
Seller of Travel Act for Minnesota

Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for Missouri — July 14, 2009
Seller of Travel Act for Missouri

Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for New York City — July 14, 2009
Seller of Travel Act for New York City

Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for Washington — July 14, 2009
Seller of Travel Act for Washington

Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for California — July 14, 2009
Seller of Travel Act for California

Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for Pennsylvania — July 14, 2009
Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for Pennsylvania

Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for Virginia — July 14, 2009
Seller of Travel Act for Virginia

Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for Hawaii — July 14, 2009
Seller of Travel Act for Hawaii

Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for Washington D.C. — July 14, 2009
Seller of Travel Act for Washington D.C.

Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for Delaware — July 14, 2009
Seller of Travel Act for Delaware

Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for Illinois — July 14, 2009
Seller of Travel Act for Illinois

Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for Massachusettes — July 14, 2009
Seller of Travel Act for Massachusettes

Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for Louisiana — July 14, 2009
Seller of Travel Act for Louisiana

Seller of Travel Fact Sheet for Iowa — July 14, 2009
Seller of Travel Act for Iowa

Interpretations of the Agent Reporting Agreement — July 12, 2007
The purpose of this chapter is to explain certain provisions of the Agent Reporting Agreement, the meaning of which has resulted in confusion among travel agents. This page also contains a summary of key decisions of the Travel Agent Arbiter interpreting the Agreement in areas other than ticket security. See also: ARC, IATAN & Other Industry Organizations for rules on ticket security.

Draft Travel Agency Group Commission Agreement — July 10, 2007
A sample commission agreement between travel suppliers and travel agencies

Functional Status of Travel Agencies — July 9, 2007
The threshold question that must be resolved is in what functional category do travel agents belong for purposed of legal analysis. Here, the courts have differed. Several courts have concluded that a travel agent is, legally, an "agent," that is, a party authorized by another to act for him in the conduct of his business, a business representative whose function is to effect contractual obligations between principals and third parties.

Federal Government Travel Contracts — July 9, 2007
The two sources that control most federal government contracting with travel agencies are the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC).


While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in ASTA White Papers as of the date of their publication, please be advised that some content contained therein may be outdated or otherwise inaccurate at the present time. Accordingly, ASTA makes no representation regarding the timeliness of all of the information accessible here. Members having questions regarding the current state of a White Paper topic may wish to contact ASTA to obtain the most up-to-date information.

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