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ASTA General Counsel Appointed to Department of Transportation Subcommittee


Peter Lobasso's appointment will allow travel advisors to provide expertise and experience to this important group. 


Alexandria, VA, February 6, 2023 – American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Peter Lobasso, was appointed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to serve as the ticket agent representative on the Anti-Discrimination Subcommittee, created by DOT as a subcommittee of its Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (ACPAC).

“It’s an honor to be appointed to this subcommittee to represent the viewpoint and interests of travel agencies and other ticket agents,” Lobasso said. “We intend to consult extensively with ASTA members throughout this process, relying on their expertise and experience to ensure the nondiscriminatory delivery of services to air travelers.”

Among other things, the subcommittee will review current airline policies, procedures, and practices to prevent discrimination against air travelers based on any protected classification and it will report its recommendations and findings to ACPAC through its Chair.

More information about the Anti-Discrimination Subcommittee can be found here.




Rebranded in 2018 as the American Society of Travel Advisors, ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel advisors, the travel industry and the traveling public. Its 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, ASTA’s history of 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 about the Society, visit our mission statement.  




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