ASTA Calls on New Administration to Lift
Requests that President-Elect Obama Support Americans’ Freedom to Travel
In a letter dated Dec. 4, 2008, ASTA and a host of organizations from across the business community formally requested that the incoming Obama administration make immediate changes to
“ASTA has long supported the principle that Americans ought to be allowed to travel across the globe without restriction,” said Chris Russo, ASTA’s president and chair. “While the
“Were the American people allowed to travel to
Russo continued: “Beyond the obvious economic opportunities awaiting both countries if current travel restrictions were to be lifted, these changes would also benefit
ASTA is committed to work with its allies from within and outside the travel and tourism industry to make the case for these policy changes, and it looks forward to working with the incoming Obama administration and the 111th Congress to ensure that Americans are free to travel the world without restriction from their own government.
For additional information on this issue, please visit ASTA.org or contact Colin Tooze, vice president of government affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. ASTA seeks a retail travel marketplace that is profitable and growing and a rewarding field in which to work, invest and do business