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Coronavirus Resources

With all of the stories in the news media, day after day, about the latest disruptions to travel resulting from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), or perhaps more accurately, from the fear of the coronavirus, our mission to promote and defend our members in the travel advisor community is unwavering.


ASTA COVID-19 Webinar Updates

ASTA Advocacy

 Communications Resources

Member Alerts

Administration Announces Changes to PPP Program (February 22, 2021)

Congress Sends Agreement on Small Business Funding to President Trump (April 24, 2020)

Congress Reaches Agreement on Additional Funding for PPP and EIDL (April 21, 2020)

Act Now! Urge Congress to Fix the Paycheck Protection Program (April 20, 2020)

Update on SBA Payroll Protection Program Launch (April 3,2020)

Applying for Financial Relief Under the CARES Act (March 31,2020)

Message from Zane Kerby – President & CEO ASTA: Airline Refunds, Exchanges, Commissions & More (March 23, 2020)

Message from Zane Kerby – President & CEO ASTA: Commission and Booking Fee Shortfalls (March 13, 2020)

Message From Zane Kerby- President & CEO ASTA (March 6, 2020)

Coronavirus Update (February 14, 2020)

Coronavirus Update (January 31, 2020)

Coronavirus Update (January 23, 2020)

More Information on COVID-19

ARC Ticketing and Settlement Information

Credit Card Dispute Resolution Management

ASTA Press Releases 

Congressional Coalition Calls for Exempting Vaccinated Travelers from Inbound Testing Rule (April 12, 2022)

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

The Need to Revise Timing of Agency Commission Payments (December 3, 2020)

American Society of Travel Advisors Responds to Article Raising Ethical Questions About Selling Travel (November 13, 2020)

American Society of Travel Advisors Responds to New Framework for Resuming Cruise Operations (October 30, 2020)

ASTA Responds to White House Ending Relief Negotiations (October 6, 2020)

ASTA Responds to a USA Today Article Claiming Travel Agencies are Running Ponzi-Style Schemes (September 24, 2020)

Pent Up Travel Demand at An All-Time High (September 24, 2020)

Senate Bill Provides Additional Relief for Some, But More Needs to Be Done (September 9, 2020)

Congress Needs a One-Way Ticket Back to the Capitol (August 18, 2020)

Zane Kerby Statement on State Department Lifting Level 4 Travel Advisory (August 7, 2020)

Over Seventy Percent of Travel Agencies Will Be Out of Business in Six Months or Less Without Additional Federal Relief (August 6, 2020)

For Americans to Return to the Skies, It's Time for an FAA Mask Mandate (July 31, 2020) 

Signature Travel Network Ramps Up Support for ASTA’s Advocacy Efforts During Critical Time for Travel Advisors (April 24, 2020)

ASTA Statement on Interim Coronavirus Relief Legislation (April 21, 2020)

ASTA Applauds ARC for its Proactive Approach to Airline Debit Memos and Chargeback Management (April 15, 2020)

Congress Reaches Agreement on Massive Coronavirus Relief Package (March 25, 2020)

President Trump announces suspension of travel from Europe (March 12, 2020)

Travel Leaders Echo Experts: Make Fact-Based Decisions About Traveling (March 10, 2020)

American Society of Travel Advisors Responds to the Government Cruise Advisory (March 9, 2020)

Please note: ASTA is not in a position to confirm the accuracy of third party information.

Coronavirus Updates

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