Every agent who is concerned about having to comply with a myriad of state/local sales tax laws— and that should be every agent with any interstate business — should join ASTA and support the coming battle.
Travel sellers cannot afford to remain unaware of this seemingly inevitable and revolutionary development in the way that air travel is sold.
Every travel agency must decide for itself whether the new rules are so costly to implement that the agency is better off declining to do business with travelers who reside in the EU.
Travel professionals must increasingly take precautions to disclose critical information about air travel to consumers, and then let them make their own decisions.
The courts do not hold the airlines’ contracts of carriage, namely related to nonrefundable ticket cases, in the same low esteem as consumers and travel agents often do.
Rather than a burden, it is an opportunity for travel advisors to convey to consumers the true facts about airline prices and ancillary charges.
Travel advisors must look beyond the color codes to see the complete facts in advising clients about risks of travel.
Travel advisors need to be cautious about providing definitive information on ancillary fees to clients.
What travel agency owners need to know to comply with the strict rules of the CAN-SPAM Act.
Modern legal thinking says the agent-client relationship begins with the first contact and only ends when the trip is concluded.