Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill
In 2018, ASTA won a fight against burdensome new consumer disclosures contained in the five-year Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, saving our industry $29.8 million per year in “talk time” and lost sales.
In 2015, 2017 and 2019, working in coordination with local members and chapters ASTA successfully opposed proposals in Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Nebraska, Ohio and Utah to expand state sales taxes to travel agency services, saving agencies in those states almost $72 million a year collectively in new taxes.
Travel Insurance Licensing
Working with our insurance partners, starting in 2012 ASTA helped reform costly and complex travel insurance licensing in 48 states plus the District of Columbia. Annual agency savings in licensing costs and training time for these states alone totals almost $10.2 million a year.