Though challenges exist, all sectors of our industry are making strides to lower carbon emissions, reduce waste, protect the environment and leave destinations—near and far—better than they were found.
Our industry faces a sustainability imperative, and its long-term competitiveness and viability depend on developing strategies and practices that deliver impacts beyond the bottom line. Ensuring the many resources and beautiful corners of our country are preserved for generations to come is fundamental to travel’s future.
U.S. Travel’s Sustainability Goals:
- Spotlight industry progress by showcasing innovative technologies and calling attention to the ongoing actions and leadership of travel professionals in the sustainability space.
- Amplify industry goals and commitments to conservation, best practices, waste and emission reductions and both long and short-term investments.
- Highlight why sustainability matters and its importance to travel's future.
- Play offense by identifying and promoting proactive policies to help the industry achieve its goals.
- Defend against harmful policies that slow progress toward sustainability goals or penalize the industry without progress.
- The U.S. Department of Transportation granted final approval for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to begin construction of a nationwide network of EV charging stations.
- The U.S. Energy Department plans to increase production of sustainable aviation fuels.
- The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act secures historic levels of travel infrastructure investment—including for airports, railways, highways, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and more—to accelerate the future of travel mobility.
- The new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program—announced by the Biden administration—will make nearly $5 billion available for foundational investments in a national EV charging network that will shape the future of mobility in America.