ACTA is an industry led, non-profit organization that advocates through one strong voice on behalf of members with governments, regulatory agencies, and travel suppliers in the best interests of the retail travel sector and consumers who benefit from the professional services provided by our Members.
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, ACTA has been tirelessly advocacting on your behalf. We know this is a very challenging time for all of our members and we want you to know that since the outbreak hit with an absolute whirlwind of rapid changes in our industry and worldwide, ACTA has been doing the following on behalf Canadian Travel Agencies:
- ACTA has been working with our Canadian partners in Air, Tour, Cruise and Tourism, collaborating to advocate on behalf of ACTA Travel Agency members and the Canadian Travel and Tourism Industry at large.
- We have reached out to the Federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion about the impact of COVID-19 on out industry and advised the urgent need for action and assistance.
- We are in contact with Global Affairs. We have expressed our grave concern about the impact of travel advisories and suggested that careful consideration is needed to balance the health and welfare of Canadians with the global impact to industry, the economy and jobs.
- We have had contact with the COVID-19 Cabinet Committee Members explaining the economic impact on Canadian Travel Agencies, the Travel Industry and the Tourism Industry.
We anticipate that a significant lobbying effort will need to continue for the coming months during and following the COVID-19 crisis to ensure Travel Agencies, their employees, and independent contractors are a priority. Your contribution is integral to securing the resources required to influence positive change in Regulatory reform for our industry at the Federal and Provincial levels.
Help us, help you. Donate to ACTA’s Advocacy Fund today!