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LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGNWe are asking all ACTA members and their teams to URGENTLY write to your Federal MP, to the COVID-19 Parliament Committee members, the Prime Minister and your Provincial MPP/MLA to raise awareness that Travel Agents have been hard hit by the moratorium on travel and asking for assistance for travel agencies and travel agents.
1. READ THE FULL ADVISORY
2. LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN
3. TELEPHONE CAMPAIGN
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ACTA Advocacy FundSignificant lobbying will need to continue in the coming months while we work through the COVID-19 crisis to ensure Travel Agencies, their employees, and independent contractors are a priority.
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BREAKING NEWSUpdate on Government Financial Support, Letter writing Campaign & Next Steps
*The following message is as of 9AM March 27. As of 1130AM March 27 more information on government financial aid has been released. We will share the updated information and how it affects Travel Agencies, their employees and Independant Contractors as soon as we complete analysing the details.
ACTA has actively lobbied the Federal and Provincial Governments, globally with stakeholders on behalf of Travel Agency businesses , Employees and Independent Travel Agents for financial support including the Credit card and refund issue.
Our recommendations covered access to zero interest/low interest business loans, relief for payroll taxes, addition of immediate special measures to the Work-Share program and emergency support for the self-employed (independent contractors who make up 35% of travel agents) and who are not normally eligible for Employment Insurance. We are pleased the Government has approved the following. Read the full advisory. (login required)
Thank you to ACTA's Corporate Partners
for all of their support!
ACTA’s mission is to foster the success and prosperity of our travel agency members. Our most supportive partners, ACTA Corporate Partners, invest their time and resources in order to support ACTA’s vision of a healthy and vibrant retail travel industry where the Travel Agent is recognized as an expert resource. Proud Partners understand that Travel Agents are essential to their success.