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TORONTO — As ongoing travel advisories and restrictions continue to hinder the travel industry, ACTA has announced the launch of its 3rd Advocacy Campaign in support of travel agencies and travel agents.
As noted by the organization, the travel industry remains in urgent need of sector-specific support. While other industries have entered a recovery phase, the travel industry has not due to closed borders and Canada’s continued travel advisory against non-essential travel.
As part of its latest campaign, ACTA is asking the industry for help in writing to MPs and other federal ministers to extend the important forms of support to travel agencies and agents. It also notes that each ACTA campaign has a different strategic objecting and should not be confused as one long advocacy campaign.
ACTA members have held over 60 independent meetings with their MPs and MPPs. They stress that it’s important to not only write to MPs but to follow-up and ask for a meeting; ACTA’s telephone script provides assistance with this.
“ACTA really appreciates the help we have received from the industry over the past six months supporting our letter-writing campaigns,” said Wendy Paradis, ACTA President. “However, we cannot let up, we need to keep the pressure on the government because our industry urgently needs continued assistance.”
Specifically, as part of the 3rd Advocacy Campaign, ACTA is asking the Canadian government to continue to support travel agencies and agents through the following business supports until March 31, 2021:
ACTA is also asking the government to work with ACTA and the travel industry to develop clear criteria for safely reopening borders and for future travel advisories.
To join in ACTA’s efforts, go to http://acta.ca/acta-letter-writing-campaign.