The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) launched a new industry survey today (Nov. 11) and is inviting all travel agency owners and independent travel agents to respond with vital information needed to continue ACTA’s advocacy efforts with the federal government.
In June 2021, ACTA conducted a similar survey for travel agencies. This new survey is intended to update that data and includes new questions for independent travel agents.
ACTA says it is critical that it has as many accurate responses as possible. It is therefore asking the industry to take the time to complete the survey as soon as possible.
“Along with our intense advocacy efforts around the easing of excessive travel restrictions including the pre-departure molecular COVID-19 test and the blanket “avoid all cruise travel outside Canada” advisory, we remain highly focused on securing maximum financial support for travel agencies and Independent Travel Agents to help them survive and recover from the pandemic,” said Wendy Paradis, president, ACTA.
She added: “ACTA continues to work at the highest level within the Ministry of Finance and they require new and up-to-date data to support our advocacy work. Higher quality data means we get more attention from decision makers.”
“As part of ACTA’s advocacy strategy, we collect and report critical sector data to politicians and senior government officials. This data shapes ACTA’s messaging and guides what we ask of the federal government,” she said.
The federal government is making decisions right now on the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program and the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit.
“By providing this data now, we can help shape the policy outcomes of these financial aid programs in a way that supports our sector best.”
The survey can be found HERE and is open to responses until Tuesday, November 16, 2021.
“We urge all travel agency owners and independent travel agents to complete it,” said Paradis.