“One Voice for Travel agents”
ASTA works tirelessly on behalf of our members throughout the country, monitoring legislative proposals, protecting travel agents’ interests in the halls of Congress, and organizing grassroots support on agents’ behalf within state legislatures.
Success on the advocacy front only happens when members like you become involved and committed to our legislative efforts. Your voice does make a difference – and we need your support!
Please click on one of the links below for more information in areas of interest to you.
New ASTA Resources
ASTA Letter of Opposition to New Hampshire HB 15 (Hotel Occupancy Tax)
July 28, 2021
ASTA-ACTA Letter on Restarting U.S.-Canada Travel
June 10, 2021
In normal times, travel agencies – online, “brick and mortar” and many hybrid business models in between – play a critical role in the North American travel and tourism industry. In 2019, travel agencies sold the majority of airline tickets in the U.S...
ASTA Amicus Brief in State of Florida vs. Becerra et al case (CDC Cruise Restrictions)
May 20, 2021
MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF ON BEHALF OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL ADVISORS, INC.
Coalition Letter on U.S.-U.K. Travel Restart
May 3, 2021
As the collective leaders of the U.S. and UK aviation, travel and tourism industry, we are writing to underscore the importance of both governments reopening one of the world’s most important aviation markets as...
ASTA to Minnesota Senate Finance Committee re: Tourism Relief Funding
April 15, 2021
I write on behalf of the 517 members of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) in the State of Minnesota and the almost 3,500 Minnesotans who work at travel agencies in the state to express our strong support for Senator Carrie Ruud’s (R-10) proposal to create a Resort and Tourism Economic Relief Program as part of Senate Bill (S.F. 2387)...
ASTA Comments on Department of Labor Proposal re: Withdrawal of Independent Contractor Rule
April 14, 2021
The NPRM would withdraw the final rule titled “Independent Contractor Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act” (the “Rule”) which was published on January 7, 2021 and is scheduled to become effective on May 7, 2021...