GEORGIAN BAY, ON — Over the past 10 months The Association of Canadian Independent Travel Advisors (ACITA) has had Zoom calls with more than 170 MPs.
The latest to hear their well-honed presentation will be none other than MP and Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra.
The date and time for the virtual meeting with Minister Alghabra are under wraps, just because scheduling can change.
But the meeting is a go, ACITA co-founder Brenda Slater told Travelweek this morning.
“Our intention is to run the call in exactly the same format we normally do,” says Slater. “The three co-founders, the Minister and members of our group. Specific priority will go to those who have been involved in getting meetings booked, help us with our various projects and have consistently supported us by attending the MP calls.”
Slater says the agenda will drive home ACITA’s key messaging points. “We continue to push for solutions to gain access to federal grant programs, extensions for the CRB, and alternatives to the 3-day quarantine hotel stay,” she says.
“We also need a clear plan to reopen our borders when it’s safe to do so, so we are able to rebuild confidence in advisors and consumers and restart our industry,” Slater adds.
“It is important to us that he understands the full picture of why we are struggling and what his ministry can do to help the entire travel community.”