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Small Businesses in Grave Peril Unless Washington Acts

September 23, 2020

More than half (55%) of all small travel businesses in the U.S. are at risk of either taking longer than six months to recover or never recovering at all, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Travel Association.

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Infrastructure Week: How We Can Build for Tomorrow, Today

September 17, 2020

 Infrastructure investment should remain top of mind—not just to create jobs today, but in anticipation of a post-pandemic surge in travel demand. 

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Congress Must Act to Save U.S. Travel and Tourism Jobs

September 11, 2020

The evidence is clear: unless an economic and jobs recovery can be started for the hard-hit travel industry, there will be no recovery for the broader U.S. economy.

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Virtual Political Conventions Got the Job Done. We Still Need the Real Thing

September 10, 2020

In the words of one Milwaukee-based writer, “a virtual convention is about as nourishing for its host city...

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U.S. Travel Calls On Senate to Pass Relief Bill as Economy Loses Staggering $2 Billion per Day

September 09, 2020

New data from the U.S. Travel Association underscores how a nationwide economic recovery will not be possible until Congress prioritizes emergency relief legislation for all segments of the travel industry.

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U.S. Travel Applauds Airlines’ Call for COVID-19 Testing Pilot Program

September 03, 2020

U.S. Travel's Tori Emerson Barnes issued a statement on the broader U.S. airline industry calling on the federal government to pilot a COVID-19 testing program for international flights.

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September 24, 2020
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Visit Indy and partners share insights on what strategies and procedures have allowed them to be successful in safely hosting thousands of delegates over the past two months for various events and meetings. Additionally, Simpleview gives a sneak preview of an upcoming tool to help showcase meetings...


September 23, 2020
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More than half (55%) of all small travel businesses in the U.S. are at risk of either taking longer than six months to recover or never recovering at all, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Travel Association.

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September 17, 2020
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Join the U.S. Travel government relations team as they walk through a detailed overview of the Coronavirus Relief Fund . Learn from your industry colleagues from across the country on how they are working to gain access to relief, distributing the dollars and maximizing the resources for recovery...


September 17, 2020
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Infrastructure investment should remain top of mind—not just to create jobs today, but in anticipation of a post-pandemic surge in travel demand.

September 11, 2020
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The evidence is clear: unless an economic and jobs recovery can be started for the hard-hit travel industry, there will be no recovery for the broader U.S. economy .

September 10, 2020
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In the words of one Milwaukee-based writer , “a virtual convention is about as nourishing for its host city as a virtual bratwurst is for a hungry man.” For months, the cities of Milwaukee and...