Dear Retail Member,
Its the time of year wthat The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) opens the election process for the business leaders within our membership to join ACTA’s Regional Councils. Those voted to the ACTA Regional Council will serve a two-year term of office. Nominations are now being accepted!
If you are a leader in travel, apply for a position on your ACTA Regional Council or nominate a fellow ACTA member to act on your behalf in your ACTA region. Do your part for the well-being of our industry and the success of every ACTA member in Canada.
The elections will be held in January 2018 with the new council convening within 30 days following the elections.
Regional Councils work within Terms of Reference. The following is an excerpt from the Terms of Reference of who is eligible to sit on a Regional Council (the full Terms of Reference can be found on the ACTA Website (http://www.acta.ca/bylaws):
In order to sit on a Regional Council, one must be:
1. A consortium of, or
2. A head office of a chain of, or
3. A franchisor, of Retail Travel Agencies in good standing in the region, whether or not such consortium, chain or franchisor is also associated with Retail Travel Agencies located outside of the Region, and must be either:
To receive further information on how to become a Regional Council member please contact the Regional Membership Manager within your province.
Your nomination form can be found here. Please note that nominee(s) must confirm their willingness to serve if nominated. Nominations must be received no later than January 12, 2018.
ACTA represents the interests of travel agencies across Canada. These interests include obstacles to profitability, government legislation and regulations, relations with travel suppliers, international relations and other topics that affect the success of your business and with your clients.
ACTA works within four pillars: Advocate, Educate and Elevate, Promote and Connect. Some of the current issues that ACTA is working on your behalf include regulatory review at both the federal and provincial levels, travel insurance, fraud, and education. Whereas the National Board of Directors oversees and guides the association as a whole, while the Regional Councils does the same for their province. This council reports to the National Board and in many cases, it is the council chair that is elected by the membership to sit on the National Board of Directors.