The travel community is uniquely impacted by emergency situations due to perceptions and realities linking these occurrences and travel.

Quick Facts

To help destinations and travel businesses prepare for emergency situations, the U.S. Travel Association provides tools and information to bolster the industry’s readiness planning. Likewise, when emergencies transpire, U.S. Travel connects industry leaders with policymakers to ensure the travel community is engaged when decisions affecting travel are made.

Recommendations

Engage with policymakers

Policy decisions during times of crisis can have unintended consequences affecting travel so it is critical to engage with relevant decision-makers to ensure that the potential impact on one of America’s largest and important industries is always considered as handling of a crisis continues.

Combat negative perceptions

Destinations are significantly impacted by traveler perceptions of man-made and natural disasters so proactively providing fact-based information to the media, policymakers and the travel community offering context during times of crisis is critical.

Research, News and Commentary on Emergency Readiness and Response

Friday Check-In

2018 Key Moments

December 21, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we take a look back at key moments this year.

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Friday Check-In

Celebrate America's Best Idea

August 19, 2016

Next week, we celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service—the agency responsible for protecting our nation’s most valuable natural resources. Get involved as we recognize the many reasons to commemorate these iconic attractions.

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Friday Check-In

Industry Unites for Hurricane Recovery

September 15, 2017

U.S. Travel is proud to join Tourism Cares and a dozen other industry organizations to speed recovery in communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 

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