ACTA feels there is much to be done going forward.
Following the re-appointments of several federal cabinet members with whom the Association of Canadian Travel Agents had built strong relationships over the past year and a half, ACTA issued a statement applauding the move but said there is much to be done.
ACTA said it was eager to continue working with the returning ministers and develop relationships with new ones, including continuing to advocate for its members across the country.
Wendy Paradis, president of ACTA said in a statement. “We will begin our advocacy immediately with personal letters going out today to each minister, explaining key points and priorities for our sector. While we were pleased to see several measures take place last week that will ease the way for travel to resume, there is still work to be done on several fronts.”
ACTA most recently had continued to push for the lowering of the federal government Level 4 cruise advisory. Even when the Canadian government most recently removed its universal travel advisory, the cruise advisory remains in place, which Paradis called “disappointing.”
“Cruise line operators have proven that safe cruise travel is feasible. We continue to call on the federal government to lift the cruise advisory for fully-vaccinated travelers, recognizing the incredible efforts cruise lines have taken to follow strict government-mandated health and safety protocols,” she added.