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Press ReleaseJune 25, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the announcement that New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will impose a new 14-day self-quarantine requirement for visitors from certain U.S. states:

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Press ReleaseJune 17, 2020

Total travel spending in the U.S. is predicted to drop 45% by the end of this year, spurring renewed calls for federal measures to support the industry that was one of the top U.S. employers and exporters prior to the pandemic.

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Press ReleaseJune 17, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on Senate passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (H.R. 1957):

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Press ReleaseJune 03, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on Senate passage of H.R. 7010, the package of Paycheck Protection Program enhancements that had been previously approved by the House:

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Press ReleaseJune 02, 2020

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

 

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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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