About ACTA

Established in 1977, the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) is a national trade association representing the retail travel sector of Canada's tourism industry. ACTA is an industry led, non-profit, membership based organization. With over 35 years of successful representation, ACTA remains the premier association for the retail travel industry in Canada. Their membership base includes an essential cross-section of small, medium and large agencies that represents 80% of all booking transactions in Canada.

Our work for our members is recognized in the following areas

  • Advocacy – representing the interests of the retail travel industry and the travelling public to government, suppliers and other organizations through one strong voice.

  • Public Relations – promoting the value of the retail travel industry to the travelling public and actively positioning the travel agent as the authority in travel.
  • Member Support – keeping our members engaged, connected and “in the know”, through such helpful tools as member communications and events, cost saving programs and innovative business tools to help travel agencies enhance and grow their business. 

  • Education and Certification – elevating standards and encouraging professionalism through promoting travel agent and travel school certification programs throughout Canada and presenting the role of travel agent as a viable and rewarding career.