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 | July 27, 2018

July 27, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide updates from U.S. Travel’s summer Board of Director’s Meeting, discuss some recent policy activities in Congress and tell you what’s in store at our upcoming ESTO in Phoenix.

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Playbook: Crisis Readiness and Response

July 25, 2018

The freedom to travel is one of the many liberties we enjoy as Americans, but we are in a new era with shifting global landscapes and unexpected challenges. 

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Friday Check-In | July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we share findings from our recent Travel Trends Index, provide updates on the National Parks Service funding bill and the upcoming ESTO event coming to Phoenix, Arizona.

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Travel Industry Ends 2017 Strong

December 22, 2017

Our final check-in reflects on the many achievements we accomplished together this year. Thank you for all that you do to make our industry strong—I look forward to continuing our work in 2018.

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Travel Leaders Convene to Discuss Industry Priorities

November 17, 2017

U.S. Travel’s board met this week to address multiple issues related to travel and tourism, from America’s declining share of international travel to the role our industry plays in bringing relief and recovery following challenging situations.

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U.S. Travel Statement on Las Vegas Tragedy

October 02, 2017

We are deeply saddened by the events in Las Vegas and concerned for the victims, their families, and everyone else who is affected.

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