What Does DOT’s Withdrawal of NPRM on Ancillary Fees Mean to Travel Agents?

Paul Ruden, Travel Market Report

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On Dec. 5, 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) withdrew its proposed rulemakings on two subjects of great importance to travel agents and consumers: The full explanation is found on the DOT website.

There is not much to read because the driving force behind the withdrawals was the President’s program to reduce federal regulation of businesses, regardless of the consequences. The decision on its face has nothing to do with the actual merits of the proposed rules.