ASTA Offers Recession White Paper, Government Webinar

ASTA's Government Affairs Department is the agency industry’s authoritative voice on Capitol Hill and the heart of ASTA’s advocacy of travel agents interests in Washington, D.C.  Agents can get a briefing on what Washington and state capitals have in store for the industry by joining Paul Ruden, ASTA's senior vice president of legal and industry affairs, in a webinar Thursday, October 16 at 4 p.m. EDT. The webinar covers the full range of often controversial issues that impact agents and updates agents on ASTA’s programs. Agents can register online at

In related news, ASTA has prepared a timely new white paper, titled “Investing in a Recession,” that is available to ASTA members. “Recessions can be difficult, but just hunkering down and waiting it out is not your only option," ASTA says. "Some business executives see economic downturns as an opportunity to invest and grow. The strategies you set in motion during a downturn can affect your business in the future. Ask yourself, is now the best time to make an investment in your business?” ASTA has prepared six Recession Management Tips for agents review.

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