The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is asking members to contact their representatives in Congress regarding the SAVE Act.
The act, introduced last week by Representatives Mark Amodei (R-NV), Charlie Crist (D-FL,) Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Dina Titus (D-NV), would make travel agencies and other hard-hit businesses eligible for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program.
Through this program, applicants can receive grants equal to 45 percent of their 2019 gross revenue, up to $10 million.
ASTA is asking travel advisors to call on House Representatives to ask them to cosponsor the bill and amplify calls for passage of the SAVE Act.
Advisors can use ASTA’s grassroots portal, www.asta.org/adocacy, where they can access a quick form that sends an email to their representative. Phone calls are even better than email, and on ASTA’s advocacy page, advisors can also access the correct numbers to call.