Columnist George Dooley writes that "every travel agent should be a member of ASTA" as the organization promotes and represents the industry. Dooley explains ASTA's legislative priorities, including United Airlines' move to shift credit card fees to agents, passenger rights, air traffic control and other issues. "It's been said hundreds of times: Travel agents need ASTA to provide forceful representation in Washington, D.C. and to defend travel agents from punitive regulation and taxation," Dooley writes.

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