Registration - In-house Organization

Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) / Association canadienne des agences de voyages / Wendy Paradis, President

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) / Association canadienne des agences de voyages
Responsible Officer Name: Wendy Paradis, President 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2006-01-19
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 946130-6003
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 35

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 9

Version 1 of 23 (2006-01-19 to 2006-05-24)

Version 1 of 23 (2006-01-19 to 2006-05-24) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) / Association canadienne des agences de voyages
510 - 350 Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON  K1R 7S8
Canada
Telephone number: 613-237-2657  Ext.: 225
Fax number: 613-237-7052  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Christiane Théberge, Vice-president Public Affairs  
 
Description of the organization's activities: ACTA's mandate is to ensure consumers have professional and meaningful travel counselling by providing effective leadership in a number of key strategic areas on behalf of the retail travel industry members. ● Advocacy and Lobbying federal and provincial governments and national and multi-national corporations to ensure a positive environment exists for travel retailers to provide service to travel consumers.● Communications & Public relations to government and travel industry partners to insure they are aware of the importance of the retail travel sector; to the general public to ensure they are aware of the benefits of using ACTA member retailers for their travel needs; and to members and non members to better equip them to manage their businesses.● Perform and communicate Research which is relevant and meaningful to members and partners to enable them to better manage their businesses and work more effectively together.● Facilitate or deliver Education and Training to further professionalize the retail travel sector and add greater value to travel consumers.● Membership Development to ensure the greatest participation rate of the retail travel community in ACTA and maximum impact for businesses and consumers in Canada.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: ACTA represents the retail travel services industry where ideas and resources are pooled into initiatives designed to create and maintain a healthy business and legislative environment in which the retail travel industry will thrive.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? No
 

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Suzanne Sirois
Position title: Director of Administration
Public offices held: No
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Transport Canada (TC)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Consumer Issues, Tourism, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: - Lobby on Bill C-44- Consultation on Budget 2006
Subject Matter: Prospective: - Airfare advertising- Consumer protection plan- Passport issue- Federal taxes and surcharges in the travel business
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Bill or Resolution Bill C-44




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