The U.S. travel community is uniquely impacted by public health emergency situations and natural disasters due to the potential effect they could have on domestic and international travel. The U.S. Travel Association is among the first responders during times of crisis to ensure the travel community and all levels of government are closely aligned as information is shared and policy decisions affecting travel are made.
Whether disease, oil spills, volcano eruptions or terrorism, natural and self-made crises and the fear they create can potentially have a significant impact on domestic and international travelers. Armed with research and fact-based information, U.S. Travel over the years has bridged the industry to administration officials and security and health experts to help the travel community and policymakers at every level of government better understand the potential impact of the crisis and the effect policy decisions being made can have on travel—which is among the biggest economic engines that drive our country’s prosperity.
U.S. Travel remains vigilant in anticipating potential threats to travel and being a leading voice to ensure that concerns for public safety are met with reasoned policy decisions and a measured response that will have the least impact on travel possible.