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Press ReleaseMay 19, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following response to President Trump’s remarks on an “Explore America” tax credit to spur the recovery of the travel industry, which has lost 8.1 million jobs so far and is projected to lose $519 billion in spending to the COVID-19 pandemic this year:

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Press ReleaseMay 19, 2020

More than half of the 15.8 million travel-related jobs in the U.S. have disappeared since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic—driving an unemployment number (51%) that is more than twice the 25% rate the country as a whole experienced at the worst of the Great Depression.

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Press ReleaseMay 07, 2020

U.S. Travel's Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on Sen. Cory Gardner’s (R-CO) letter to congressional colleagues recommending modifications to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). 

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Press ReleaseMay 05, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the Small Business Administration’s decision to reopen the Economic Injury Disaster Relief application portal only to agriculture-related businesses:

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Press ReleaseMay 04, 2020

Following a collaboration between medical experts and a broad array of businesses and organizations, the U.S. travel industry submitted to the White House and governors a document containing detailed guidance for travel-related businesses to help keep their customers and employees safe as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Press ReleaseApril 29, 2020

Adapting to the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on travel and in-person gatherings, the U.S. Travel Association will host its first-ever virtual road trip on Tuesday, May 5 during National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW).

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Press ReleaseApril 23, 2020

The U.S. Travel Association has announced that its annual trade show, IPW, will next be held in Las Vegas May 10-14, 2021.

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Press ReleaseApril 20, 2020

The travel industry has lost a full third of all the jobs lost in the U.S. and is experiencing a total impact from coronavirus that is nine times greater than the 9/11 attacks, according to new data released by the U.S. Travel Association and the analytics firm Tourism Economics.

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Press ReleaseApril 16, 2020

More than 80 U.S. House members from both sides of the political aisle have signed onto a letter urging congressional leaders to provide relief for destination marketing organizations (DMOs) whose funding has been crippled by the coronavirus crisis.

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Press ReleaseApril 15, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement:

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