ARTA Canada Asks Travel Industry to
Generously Support Haiti Relief Efforts
Toronto, 14 January 2010: ARTA Canada asks the travel industry to provide generous support for the ongoing and urgent relief efforts in Haiti following this week's devastating earthquake in the region near and including Port-au-Prince.
Travel industry members are asked to donate to the relief charity of their choice, or alternatively, to donate to the Canadian Red Cross which has set-up a specially earmarked fund to assist Haiti at www.redcross.ca/helpnow.
About ARTA Canada
ARTA Canada is the largest non-profit federally incorporated professional association of travel retailers in Canada, the members of which consist exclusively of travel agencies and travel agents. In addition to advocating fair and equitable treatment of travel consumers, ARTA Canada represents the commercial and strategic interests of its member travel agencies and travel agents in a variety of national and provincial domains including regulatory and legislative matters, automation, technology, sales and marketing, and distribution.
ARTA Canada is the strategic partner in Canada of the U.S.-based Association of Retail Travel Agents (ARTA). ARTA Canada is the Canadian member of UFTAA, the United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations. To join ARTA Canada, complete details and online membership application and secure payment are available on the ARTA Canada web site at www.artacanada.ca/join.