ASTA is pushing suppliers to pay agency commission when the credit is issued, instead of when it is used by the client.
Results from the latest USTOA survey reveal strong demand for travel going into 2021.
Agencies will be exempt from the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules—marking another victory for the association and its members.
Now could be the best time for travel advisors to regroup and prepare for the industry's eventual rebound.
In a letter to the Small Business Association, ASTA outlined issues with the PPP program that can be improved to help the trade.
To continue to help keep its advisor members afloat during the COVID-19 crisis, ASTA is pushing Congress for the following measures.
“Travel advisors have always been able to really cater to what people want in a vacation. They are constantly dealing with the travelers’ preferences, and now there are going to be new widespread preferences, like avoiding crowds. They’re wondering ‘how can I visit the places I want to go, but still remain safe?’ and I think that’s going to be hard for most travelers to do on their own. So getting someone who’s an expert in certain areas will make a huge difference, not only in helping travelers have a great experience, but also giving them peace of mind having someone with knowledge and expertise working for them.”