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Press ReleaseMay 26, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act (PRIA, H.R. 7011)—modeled on the post-9/11 Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA)—introduced by U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY):

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Press ReleaseMay 22, 2020

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

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Press ReleaseMay 20, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow and other industry leaders met with Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday at a roundtable on the hard-hit travel and tourism sector, afterward expressing appreciation for the vice president’s attentiveness to the industry’s concerns and needs.

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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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