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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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Press ReleaseJuly 22, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on House passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (H.R. 1957), which is expected to be signed by the president:

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Press ReleaseJuly 17, 2020

Amid a new round of coronavirus-related economic closures and fresh data that Americans are as wary as ever of traveling, the devastated U.S. travel industry on Friday submitted to Congress and the administration its policy requests for the next coronavirus relief package.

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Press ReleaseJuly 01, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the importance of mask wearing and adhering to healthy travel practices at the forefront of the Fourth of July holiday and throughout the summer travel season:

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Press ReleaseJune 26, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement in response to reports that the European Union will still exclude most travelers from the U.S. as it opens its borders:

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