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April 20 ASTA Letter to Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) re: Senate Bill 190 (Sales Tax on Hotel Fees), PDF format — 176KB Members Only - Please Login
April 16 ASTA Letter to New Hampshire Senate Commerce Committee (Travel Insurance), PDF format — 130KB Members Only - Please Login
April 6 ASTA Letter to Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) re: Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act (H.R. 664), PDF format — 100KB Members Only - Please Login
March 11 Craig Baldridge, Creative Vacations & Cruise Centers (Dublin, OH), Testimony Before the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee (Sales Tax on Services), PDF format — 48KB Members Only - Please Login
March 11 Jay Ellenby, Safe Harbors Travel Group, Inc. (Bel Air, MD) Testimony Before the Maryland House Ways and Means Committee (Sales Tax on Hotel Fees), PDF format — 72KB Members Only - Please Login
March 11 Larry Swerdlin, Burton’s Travel (Owings Mills, MD) Testimony Before the Maryland House Ways and Means Committee (Sales Tax on Hotel Fees), PDF format — 92KB Members Only - Please Login
February 11 Jay Ellenby, Safe Harbors Travel Group, Inc. (Bel Air, MD) Testimony Before the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee (Sales Tax on Hotel Fees), PDF format — 87KB Members Only - Please Login
February 9 ASTA Letter to Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee (Sales Tax on Hotel Fees), PDF format — 178KB Members Only - Please Login
January 30 ASTA Comments to U.S. Department of Homeland Security regarding TSA PreCheck Expansion, PDF format — 147KB Members Only - Please Login
January 21 Mary Peters, Friendly Travel, Inc. (Alexandria, VA) Testimony Before the Virginia House Finance Committee (Hotel Occupancy Tax), DOC format — 28KB Members Only - Please Login
January 20 ASTA Letter to Virginia House Finance Committee (Hotel Occupancy Tax), DOC format — 75KB Members Only - Please Login
January 16 ASTA Letter to New Hampshire House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee (Travel Insurance), PDF format — 108KB Members Only - Please Login
January 14 ASTA Letter to U.S. Department of the Treasury regarding Cuba Travel Regulations, PDF format — 216KB Members Only - Please Login

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October 24 ASTA Comments to U.S. Department of Transportation regarding Hazardous Materials Harmonization, PDF format — 92KB Members Only - Please Login
October 6 ASTA-CLIA-USTOA Letter to Brazilian Ambassador to the U.S. regarding Visa Wait Times at Brazilian Consulates, PDF format — 63KB Members Only - Please Login
September 29 ASTA Comments to U.S. Department of Transportation regarding Transparency of Airline Ancillary Fees and Other Consumer Protection Issues, PDF format — 5KB Members Only - Please Login
August 18 ASTA Comments in Support of Norwegian Air’s DOT Application for Expanded Trans-Atlantic Service, PDF format — 57KB Members Only - Please Login
July 17 Travel Industry Letter to Congress regarding the Highway Trust Fund, PDF format — 85KB Members Only - Please Login
July 17 Travel Industry Letter to Speaker Boehner regarding the Transparent Airfares Act (H.R. 4156), DOC format — 13KB Members Only - Please Login
June 23 ASTA Letter to U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard regarding the Cruise Passenger Protection Act (S. 1340), PDF format — 205KB Members Only - Please Login
April 28 ASTA Letter to Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) regarding the End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act (H.R. 2543), PDF format — 212KB Members Only - Please Login
April 16 ASTA Letter to Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security regarding the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (H.R. 4156) [PDF] — 214KB
April 8 ASTA Letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Regarding the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (H.R. 4156) [PDF] — 209KB
March 25 ASTA Petition to Amend USDOT Regulation on Air Passenger Hazardous Materials Notification, PDF format — 2KB Members Only - Please Login
March 5 ASTA Testimony Before the Rhode Island House Committee on Finance (Hotel Occupancy Tax), PDF format — 266KB Members Only - Please Login
February 19 ASTA Testimony Before the Hawaii Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee (Travel Insurance), PDF format — 261KB Members Only - Please Login
February 18 ASTA Testimony Before the Washington Senate Commerce & Labor Committee (Seller of Travel Revisions), PDF format — 172KB Members Only - Please Login
February 12 Wendy Goodenow, HNL Travel Associates (Honolulu, HI), Testimony Before the Hawaii House/Senate Commerce Committees (Travel Insurance), PDF format — 85KB Members Only - Please Login
January 22 Larry Swerdlin, Burton Travel (Owings Mills, MD), Testimony Before the Maryland Senate Finance Committee (Travel Insurance), PDF format — 120KB Members Only - Please Login
January 14 Travel Industry Letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs (Federal Travel), PDF format — 234KB Members Only - Please Login

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November 8 ASTA Statement for the Record Before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety (Independent Contractors), PDF format — 271KB Members Only - Please Login
October 30 ASTA Testimony Before the Pennsylvania House Committee on Tourism and Recreational Development (Hotel Occupancy Tax), PDF format — 108KB Members Only - Please Login
July 23 ASTA Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (Cruise Ship Safety) [PDF] — 187KB
May 22 Rob Elking, Grandview Travel (Columbus, OH), Testimony Before the Ohio Senate Ways and Means Committee (Hotel Occupancy Tax) — 60KB Members Only - Please Login
May 21 Stan Brown, Omega World Travel Presentation Before the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee, PDF format — 699KB Members Only - Please Login
May 1 Answer of the American Society Of Travel Agents To Application For Approval Of IATA Resolution 787 [PDF] — 62KB
April 9 ASTA Testimony Before the North Carolina House Insurance Committee (Travel Insurance), PDF format — 138KB Members Only - Please Login
March 19 Mike McAfee, Travelink/American Express (Nashville, TN), Testimony Before the Tennessee Senate State and Local Government Committee (Hotel Occupancy Tax), PDF format — 56KB Members Only - Please Login
March 6 Chris Seddelmeyer, Seddelmeyer Travel Concepts (Lima, OH), Testimony Before the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee (Sales Tax on Services), PDF format — 51KB Members Only - Please Login
March 1 Gloria Stock-Mickelson, Travel Leaders (Plymouth, MN), Testimony Before the Minnesota House Tax Committee (Sales Tax on Services), PDF format — 60KB Members Only - Please Login
February 28 Larry Swerdlin, Burton Travel (Owings Mills, MD), Testimony Before the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee (Travel Insurance), PDF format — 139KB Members Only - Please Login
February 6 Mary Peters, Friendly Travel, Inc. (Alexandria, VA), Testimony Before the Virginia House Finance Committee (Hotel Occupancy Tax), PDF format — 43KB Members Only - Please Login

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October 19 ASTA Request for Guidance/Delay on U.S. Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Materials Passenger Notification Regulation, PDF format — 348KB Members Only - Please Login
September 18 Doug Risser, Menno Travel Service, Testimony Before the Indiana Commission on State Tax and Financing Policy (Hotel Occupancy Tax), PDF format — 91KB Members Only - Please Login
August 14 ASTA Testimony Before the Saratoga County, NY Board of Supervisors (Hotel Occupancy Tax), PDF format — 418KB Members Only - Please Login
June 28 ASTA Presentation Before the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Aviation Consumer Protection, PDF format — 418KB Members Only - Please Login
June 28 ASTA Testimony Before the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Aviation Consumer Protection, PDF format — 132KB Members Only - Please Login
May 3 ASTA Comments to US Dept. of Commerce on “National Travel and Tourism Strategy”, PDF format — 67KB Members Only - Please Login
May 3 Jeff Sonenstein, Globe Travel Service, testimony before Connecticut Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding, PDF format — 67KB Members Only - Please Login
April 18 Marilyn Zelaya, Willow Glen Travel, Testimony Before the California Assembly Committee on Insurance (Travel Insurance), PDF format — 93KB Members Only - Please Login

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July 11 ASTA Petition to Defer Implementation and for Clarification of Rules, PDF format — 13KB Members Only - Please Login

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September 23 Comments before The Department of Transportation Washington, D.C. Regarding Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections, PDF format — 33KB Members Only - Please Login
July 14 Kyle Moore, VP Sabre Holdings, testifies on behalf of ASTA, CTA and ITSA on Airline Fees before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Aviation, PDF format — 36KB Members Only - Please Login
March 11 ASTA and ITSA comments on Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs passport policies, PDF format — 20KB Members Only - Please Login

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April 25 Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections, supplemental comments on DOT NPRM, PDF format — 35KB Members Only - Please Login
April 21 ASTA and ITSA Objections to DOT Show Cause Order in Antitrust Immunity Issue, PDF format — 2900KB Members Only - Please Login
March 4 Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections, ASTA comments on DOT NPRM, PDF format — 77KB Members Only - Please Login

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September 10 ABC Charters Amicus Brief - U.S. District Court Southern Florida — 127KB Members Only - Please Login
June 26 How the Air Transportation Crisis is Hurting, ASTA Testimony Before the US House of Representatives Committee on Small Business, PDF format — 50KB Members Only - Please Login
June 23 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: US-EXIT Program, ASTA Comments, PDF format — 43KB Members Only - Please Login
June 18 Cruise Ship Safety, ASTA Testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee., PDF format — 257KB Members Only - Please Login
June 12 ASTA/ITSA letter to the Department of Transportation concerning Baggage Fee Disclo, PDF format — 1000KB Members Only - Please Login
May 18 ASTA and ITSA answer to Join Application of Oneworld Alliance for Antitrust Immunity, PDF format — 1024KB Members Only - Please Login
January 24 Air Service Quality NPRM ASTA Comments, PDF format — 29KB Members Only - Please Login
January 24 Denied Boarding ANPRM ASTA Comments, PDF format — 133KB Members Only - Please Login
January 24 EnhancingPsgrProtectionsANPRMComments, PDF format — 37KB Members Only - Please Login

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November 6 Taxation, Testimony of Carol L. Wagner, before Michigan Senate Finance Committee, PDF format — 20KB Members Only - Please Login
October 11 Secure Flight Program, ASTA Comments, PDF format — 105KB Members Only - Please Login
October 10 Surety Bond, Testimony of Robert Malmberg, CTIE, before Massachusetts Joint Committee on Financial Services, PDF format — 18KB Members Only - Please Login
September 25 Oversales And Denied Boarding Compensation, ASTA Comments, PDF format Members Only - Please Login
August 28 Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), Documents Required for Travelers, ASTA Comments, PDF format Members Only - Please Login
May 23 Corporate Taxes, Testimony of Jeffrey Brown Before the Mass. Special Commission to Study the Corporate Tax Code, PDF format Members Only - Please Login
May 1 Travel Restrictions to Cuba, ASTA Testimony Before the US International Trade Commission, PDF format Members Only - Please Login
April 20 Aviation Consumer Issues, ASTA Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Aviation, PDF format Members Only - Please Login

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September 25 Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, ASTA Comments on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, PDF format Members Only - Please Login
July 14 FTC Business Opportunity Rule, ASTA Comments, PDF format Members Only - Please Login
March 1 Control of Communicable Diseases, ASTA Comments on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, PDF format Members Only - Please Login
February 13 Price Advertising, ASTA Comments, PDF format Members Only - Please Login
February 8 Taxation, Testimony of Janet T. Turner, CTC, before Georgia Subcommittee on Taxation, PDF format Members Only - Please Login
January 18 Junk Fax Regulations, ASTA Comments on FCC's Proposed, PDF format Members Only - Please Login
January 12 Junk Fax Regulations, ASTA Comments on Petition for Declaratory Ruling on FCC's Proposed, PDF format Members Only - Please Login

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