As ARC is proposing an increase to the annual fees they charge agencies, ASTA is looking into its legal options to prohibit the change. "This is a clear case of the airlines demanding that travel agents pay more for the privilege of collecting the airlines' money," said ASTA President and CEO Cheryl Hudak, CTC. "It's a move that only a monopolist could expect to pull off. Such an increase is unprecedented in any business and frankly, it's unconscionable."

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