The travel industry is generally optimistic about the future because of the reelection of President Barack Obama, who has established himself as being supportive to the industry's needs, say representatives of various major industry groups. However, a number of vital regulatory issues remain that the industry must focus on, they said. "No. 1 is the airline ancillary-fee-transparency issue under consideration by the DOT. ASTA's position is that airlines should be required to share ancillary- fee data in a transactional format through any of their sales channels," said Eben Peck, ASTA's vice president of government affairs.
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