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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.

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Recent Legislative News


  • Government Restrictions Must Be Coupled with Support for Travel Industry February 9, 2021

  • ASTA Statement on New CDC International Travel Restrictions January 13, 2021

  • ASTA Statement on Capitol Riots January 7, 2021

  • ASTA Statement on the Passing of Butch Stewart January 5, 2021

  • Bipartisan Package Provides Key Bridge Funding into 2021, But Needs Will Remain December 18, 2020

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    New ASTA Resources

    • ASTA Letter to Senate Trade and Tourism Subcommittee — June 7, 2022
      On behalf of the 17,000 members of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), I write to submit the following into the hearing record for the Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion’s hearing on June 7, 2022, titled “Reviving Conventions & Tourism Through International Travel.”

    • ERTCRA Best Viable Option for Relief — June 2, 2022
      Recent votes on small business aid in Congress are a clear recognition that small businesses and nonprofits in the United States still require financial relief to provide the final push in recovery from economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • ASTA to WH Ashish Jha re: Inbound Testing Order — April 13, 2022
      On behalf of the 17,000 members of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), and the more than 160,000 Americans who work at travel agencies across the country, congratulations on your recent appointment as President Biden’s COVID-19 Response Coordinator.

    • ASTA Relief Letter to Senate Leadership — April 13, 2022
      I write on behalf of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) and the more than 160,000 Americans who work at travel agencies across the country to urge you to consider further pandemic relief for travel advisors and other travel-reliant small businesses. As another wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) makes its way through Washington, D.C., we are again reminded that this pandemic is not over, as much as we’d like it to be.

    • ASTA Letter to Congress re: H.R. 3807 — April 7, 2022
      On behalf of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) and the more than 160,000 Americans who work at travel agencies across the country, I write to ask for your support of the Relief for Restaurants and Other Hard Hit Small Businesses Act of 2022, the amended version of H.R. 3807.

    • Travel and Tourism Letter for DOC nominee Grant Harris — March 31, 2022
      On behalf of our respective organizations and members, we are writing to express the travel and tourism industry’s strong support for the swift confirmation of Mr. Grant Harris to serve as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis. This position plays a critical role in helping the travel and tourism industry recover from COVID and support American jobs, and it is imperative to fill the role as quickly as possible.

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