Advocacy 2021

ACITA was formed in June of 2020 after over 12’000 Canadian Independent Travel Advisors were left with no representation during the biggest travel industry disruption of all time.  The following links contain the advocacy showcased by the travel press since June of 2020.

Income survey and Bill C2 signed without aid for ITAs

December 21st, 2021 - PAX News

NEW travel advisories, back to a Level 3

December 16th, 2021 - PAX News

Executive Team Member Kristin Hoogendorn on Cancellations due to the new variant

December 10th, 2021 - Travel Press

Executive Team Member Caitlyn Lajeunesse interviewed on the new Omnicon variant.

December 10th, 2021 - Travel Press

The Omnicom Variant causes changes in Testing on landing in Canada

December 1st, 2021 - PAX News

Travel Expert vs Expert Traveler

November 26th, 2021 - Travel Pulse

Aid for our sector within a sector

November 25th, 2021 - PAX News

Engaging Advisors across the country.

November 17th, 2021 - Travel Pulse

“Now more than ever we need to get the word out”: Judith Coates talks about ACITA’s next-steps strategy

November 16th, 2021 - Travel Week

Launch of the newest Government Petitions

November 15th, 2021 - Travel Week

Judith Coates receives an award at the TTAND conference in Jamaica

November 8th, 2021 - Travel Pulse

With the lifting of the travel advisory, it’s a ‘light switch moment’, but solvency concerns remain

October 22, 2021 - Travel Week

Freeland & Trudeau unveil new NATIONAL vaccine passports and NEW programs

October 21st, 2021 - PAX News

ACITA’s own Kristin Hoogendoorn creates a stir with her Lisa McLeod Directed Tweet

October 15th, 2021 - PAX News

Short sighted Ontario Tourism Minister Lisa McLeod tells agents to sell Ontario

October 13th, 2021 - PAX News

Travel Industry Advocacy Award

October 8th, 2021 - Travel Press

Travel Industry Advocacy Award

October 8th, 2021 - PAX News

Our boat is sinking, we need sector specific aid.

October 6th, 2021 - PAX News

Surviving after the Election

September 23rd, 2021 - Travel Week

ACTIA founders meet for the first time.

September 21st, 2021 - PAX News

Election Breakdown - who is supporting us?

August 20th, 2021 - PAX News

Too little too late.

August 19th, 2021 - PAX News

Pushing back on Trudeau’s Announcement

August 18th, 2021 - Travel Press

Ontario Small Business Support letters declining further support.

August 16th, 2021 - PAX News

Vaccine Passport Announcement

August 12th, 2021 - Global News Radio 680

Extension of Wage and rent programs not enough to save Independent Advisors

July 30th, 2021 - PAX News

Industry feedback on relaxation of border measures: cheers with caveats

July 20th, 2021 - PAX News

Advocates call on Ontario to amend grant rules for independent agents as deadline looms

June 23rd, 2021 - PAX News

ACITA turns one: A look back on its growth and accomplishments

June 18th, 2021 - Travel Week

“It was very frustrating”: Agents react to application for Ontario’s tourism grant

June 17th, 2021 - Travel Week

Relaxing quarantine is “a start,” say travel advisors, but concerns remain

June 11th, 2021 - Travel Week

ACITA Meets with Health Minister Patty Hajdu

June 10th, 2021 - Travel Pulse

ACITA Meets with Health Minister Patty Hajdu

June 10th, 2021 - Travel Pulse

“Big stumbling blocks”: Independent advisors face obstacles in applying for ON tourism grant

May 14th, 2021 - PAX News


Happy Travel Agent Day from Minister Alghabra, MPs, PAX & more!

May 5th, 2021 - PAX News

#WeAreNotDoneYet: ACITA social media campaign urges travel advisors to keep fighting

April 30th, 2021 - PAX News


"A huge relief": Industry reacts to Transat-Ottawa deal; recalled income in Western Canada will be paid back

April 29th, 2021 - PAX News


""He offered us his support": ACITA meets with Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole

April 28th, 2021 - PAX News

Start a petition, or sign one, says ACITA: “We want to flood the House of Commons with the message that we will not back down”

April 27th, 2021 - Travel Week

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