ASTA Statement on Immigration Executive Order
“It’s clear from our member feedback that the developments of the past few weeks have injected a great deal of uncertainty into the travel industry, from disruption to travelers to or from the seven countries flagged by the Administration to fear about how Americans will be received abroad to aborted business and leisure trips. ASTA is concerned that ongoing uncertainty will create a chilling effect on travel and negatively impact our members’ businesses. We therefore once again urge the Administration to expeditiously set clear rules of the road so that travel industry stakeholders can serve their clients, that travel disruptions are kept to a minimum and that the traveling public can maintain confidence in an industry vital to our nation’s economy.” – Zane Kerby, President & CEO of ASTA
ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally based members, it is the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public. ASTA’s history of travel industry advocacy traces back to its founding in 1931 when it launched with the mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. For more information, visit ASTA.org.
ASTA’s sister association, The National Association of Career Travel Agents, represents a professional community of independent travel agents ready to assist the traveling public.