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Press ReleaseSeptember 23, 2020

More than half (55%) of all small travel businesses in the U.S. are at risk of either taking longer than six months to recover or never recovering at all, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Travel Association.

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Press ReleaseSeptember 09, 2020

New data from the U.S. Travel Association underscores how a nationwide economic recovery will not be possible until Congress prioritizes emergency relief legislation for all segments of the travel industry.

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Press ReleaseSeptember 03, 2020

U.S. Travel's Tori Emerson Barnes issued a statement on the broader U.S. airline industry calling on the federal government to pilot a COVID-19 testing program for international flights.

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Press ReleaseAugust 18, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on reports that both chambers of Congress may soon consider separate actions on coronavirus relief legislation:

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Press ReleaseAugust 12, 2020

A report prepared for the U.S. Travel Association by Tourism Economics finds a bevy of chilling jobs figures—and underscores the fact that an overall U.S. employment recovery will not be successful unless the hard-hit travel and tourism industry can be safely restarted.

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Press ReleaseAugust 08, 2020

U.S. Travel's Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on reports that congressional and administration leaders are suspending negotiations on the next phase of pandemic-related legislative relief:

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Press ReleaseJuly 30, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the record plunge in U.S. GDP announced Thursday morning:

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Press ReleaseJuly 28, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on introduction of the Sustaining Tourism Enterprises During the COVID-19 Pandemic (STEP) Act (S. 4299):

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Press ReleaseJuly 27, 2020

Thirteen CEOs of America’s most recognizable travel-related companies sent a letter to the president and congressional leaders Monday stating that more and better COVID-19 testing is an indispensable component of pursuing an economic recovery, and urging a stepped-up federal role in making effective testing more widely available.

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Press ReleaseJuly 27, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement on Senate introduction of the next phase of coronavirus relief, which includes a measure to extend Paycheck Protection Program eligibility to non-profit or quasi-governmental tourism marketing organizations. 

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