ARTA Canada Weighs In on Travelport's Pay-for-Use GDS Model

ARTA Canada to Support "Take Travel Forward" Initiative



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ARTA Canada is the only trade association in Canada, the members of which are exclusively retail travel agents. It is the strategic partner in Canada of the Association of Retail Travel Agents (ARTA).

ARTA was founded in 1963, by a small, but vocal group of retail travel agents. The Association of Retail Travel Agents continues to be the voice of small and independent travel agents across the country. ARTA has grown in stature from a maverick organization to a responsible, respected representative of a vital part of the travel industry.

While engaged in many projects at different levels, ARTA's two primary activities center around providing educational and training opportunities to all levels of agents and representation of their point of view before industry, government, and consumer organizations.

ARTA was the first agency association to welcome individual travel counsellors through its ranks.

ARTA's policies are grounded in the determination that small and medium sized agents must, and can, remain a viable source in the sales process, regardless of the competitive pressures.  ARTA's role is to continue the fight to ensure an equitable competitive playing field and provide the educational and training services necessary to enable the individual agent to adjust to the challenges of these changing times.

ARTA Canada continues in the great tradition of ARTA, fighting for the rights of Canadian travel agencies, and remaining an agent-only travel agency association.

ARTA Canada is an independent, Canadian trade association based in Toronto, Ontario. ARTA (USA) is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

We look forward to your joining ARTA Canada. Thank you for your visit today.

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