On Thursday, U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes testified before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security in a hearing titled, “Climbing Again: Stakeholder Views on Resuming Air Travel in the COVID-19 Era.” Barnes spoke on the economic hardship the COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted on the travel industry, and steps Congress can take to protect travelers’ health and increase consumer confidence across the air travel system.

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