OPERATION SURVIVAL – ACTA Advocacy Campaign | May 26, 2021

The financial situation for Canadian travel agencies, travel agents and independent travel agents continues to worsen.  We are at a “make or break” point with federal government financial aid programs significantly declining month-over-month beginning in July. Without financial aid at maximum levels to the end of the year, 75% of travel agent businesses will not survive.

We must do all we can to prevent this collapse. In response, ACTA has launched and we need everyone to ACT NOW.

We need you to:

  • Send a Letter to your MP using ACTA’s online portal below. You can customize the letter to add your own personal experiences, but most important is to follow up and,
  • Call your MP. Again, as a constituent, you need to tell YOUR story, and finally,
  • Urge your MP to speak to those at the Ministry of Finance that make the financial decisions. Tell your MP, that that the Ministry of Finance must ensure our survival with  targeted supports, so that when Canadians can travel freely again,  there is a travel industry to serve them and deliver quality experiences that will fulfil their business and leisure travel desires.

Email templates, explaining your concerns and to help guide your telephone or virtual meetings, are tailored for travel agency owners, travel agency employees and independent travel agents. By completing the appropriate form below and submitting, the email letter will be sent to your local Member of Parliament.

Click here if you are a:

  1. Travel Agency Owner
  2. Travel Agency Employee
  3. Independent Travel Agent 

For your follow-up call with your MP, we have prepared talking points and a PowerPoint with speaking notes to assist you with the conversation. 

Finally, we also encourage you to promote this campaign on social media. @ACTACanada and @ACTAQuebec