Rose A. Haché, Esq., CTIE
Attorney at Law,
Specializing in Travel Industry Law
Rose A. Haché is a widely recognized legal specialist in travel management company issues, including corporate and high-end leisure.
Ms. Haché represents travel industry clients in a wide variety of matters, such as: effective negotiation of GDS automation contracts; the acquisition or sale of all or part of a travel business; independent contractor agreements and related hosting concerns; corporate contracts; executive employment contracts; risk management including Terms and Conditions; all matters related to ARC issues such as debit memos, credit card chargebacks, ARC applications, dishonored drafts, theft of airline tickets; resolution of consumer complaints; disputes with suppliers; preparation of group and incentive agreements; e-commerce issues; privacy concerns; and advice to consortia on travel industry related legal matters, including GDS contracts, current industry legal trends and strategic marketing agreements.
A continuing expertise focuses on the variety of Seller of Travel Laws state by state licensing and registration, including helpful guidelines for host agencies and independent contractors. Ms. Haché is the author of Guide to Sellers of Travel Law, now in its 9th Edition and licensed to consortia.
A developing area of practice focuses on “ticket agents” compliance with the Department of Transportation’s current Consumer Rule #2, and evolving Consumer Rule #3 affecting all sellers of air “in to, or from” the United States.
Additionally, she has written articles for Travel Weekly and ASTA News on changes in the legal environment and their impact on the travel industry. Ms. Haché authored a best selling manual for travel business owners, Hosting Independent Contractors, and the Risk Management CTC Course for The Travel Institute.
CTIE coursework with The Travel Institute resulted in publication of a white paper, Negotiating the Legal Pitfalls of Purchasing or Sale of a Travel Agency: Utilizing the Framework of Negotiation for Mutual Gain, which is available from The Travel Institute and Haché Law
Ms. Haché presents seminars and webinars for Virtuoso, Signature Travel Network, The Travel Institute, Corporate Business Travel Group, and American Express on a host of topics, including: United States Seller of Travel Law Compliance; Department of Transportation Compliance Updates; Legal Considerations in the Purchase and Sale of a Travel Company – Buyer’s Perspective and Seller’s Perspective; Legal and Financial Considerations for Host Agencies; Hosting Independent Contractors/Legal Characterization of Independent Contractors; Update on GDS Automation Negotiations; Legal Liability of a Travel Consultant; Legal Rights on Travel Agency Owners as Employers; Succession Planning; Volcanic Ash, Supplier Default…Protect Your Company and Your Clients with Insurance; Avoiding Theft and Fraud; and Effective Uses of Employee Manuals, Employment Agreements and Non-Solicitation Agreements. Ms. Haché represents travel providers on a continuing basis, and was named by Travel Agent Magazine among “The Most Powerful Women in Travel.”
An honors graduate of Fordham University with a B.A. in History, she received her Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law. During law school, Ms. Haché won the Wormser Moot Court Competition Best Law Brief Award, served on the Moot Court Board, and interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York. Over 30 years ago, Ms. Haché worked with ASTA’s Legal Department as an Assistant Counsel, which ignited a lifelong dedication to solving legal issues for travel business entrepreneurs.
Ms. Haché is admitted to the bar in New York and Texas.