The future of travel mobility—how to get to a destination, explore it, and get around while we are there—will be driven by technology that enables sustainable, frictionless and secure mobility; not only next year but over the next decade and beyond.


On September 20, U.S. Travel will host the second annual Future of Travel Mobility conference at Union Station in Washington D.C. This unique gathering brings together global business leaders in travel, transportation and technology, elected and appointed government officials, policymakers and policy influencers.

Last year’s inaugural event featured prominent participants including Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian, General Motors President Mark Reuss, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, along with several members of Congress.

Through in-depth, thought-provoking dialogue, we will examine the critical issues shaping travel mobility’s future—and the policies needed to seize the opportunities before us—including:


Innovative and Emerging Travel. Cutting-edge modes of transportation will transform the ways travelers move to and around destinations. How might these innovations create a more enjoyable and comfortable travel experience? What could they mean for destinations and attractions? What policies are needed to support new transportation modes?


Seamless and Secure Travel. New technologies such as biometrics and touchless digital technology hold the promise of creating a frictionless and more secure travel experience—from airport security to curbside pick-up to hotel check-in. How can policymakers, transportation leaders, hospitality and other travel partners work together to create seamless solutions for travelers? How can trusted traveler programs be improved and screening processes be streamlined? As technologies evolve, how do we address privacy and equity concerns?


Sustainable Travel. Throughout the travel industry, businesses and destinations are working to lower carbon emissions and reduce their environmental impact. What obstacles must be overcome to make travel more sustainable? Where should EV charging infrastructure be built to ease range anxiety among travelers and ensure travel destinations aren’t left behind? How can travel sectors work together to realize a more sustainable future?


Please find hotel and trip planning information below. 

We look forward to seeing you September 20 at Union Station.




2021 Event Recap

2021 Event Recap




The Future of Travel Mobility conference and reception will take place at Union Station, September 20, 2022. 

Hotel Reservation Information

The U.S. Travel room block at the Williard InterContinental Hotel Washington, DC has reached capacity.

If you would like to book an individual stay at the hotel you can reserve a room here or call 800-424-6835. 

Williard InterContinential Washington, DC Hotel 
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

As alternative options, U.S. Travel suggests the AC Hotel Washington DC Capitol Hill Navy Yard or the JW Marriott Washington, DC.

*Please note that AC Hotel and JW Marriott are not offering U.S. Travel group rates.

AC Hotel Washington DC Capitol Hill Navy Yard
867 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

To reserve a room, click here.

JW Marriott Washington, DC
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

To reserve a room, click here.


Taking a train to Washington, DC's Union Station will lead you directly to the FOTM event venue. Walking from the train platform to the event space within Union Station will take approximately 3-5 minutes. 

The closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Driving from the airport to downtown Washington, DC takes approximately 20 minutes, depending upon time of day and traffic.

Destination Information

The following link may be helpful in planning your trip:

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The Future of Travel Mobility


Laura Holmberg

Vice President, Marketing and Industry Communications

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