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U.S. Travel Reacts to U.K. Placing U.S. on ‘Amber’ List for Travel

May 07, 2021

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on today’s release of the U.K.’s “traffic light system” for international travel:

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U.S. Travel Taps Nicole Porter to Boost Political Outreach

May 03, 2021

The U.S. Travel Association has announced the hiring of Nicole Porter as vice president, political affairs - PAC and grassroots, a newly created position.

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Despite Jobs Gains, Leisure & Hospitality Sector Hamstrung by Lack of Int’l and Business Travel

May 07, 2021

The Leisure & Hospitality industry gained 331,000 jobs in April—outperforming the overall U.S. jobs increase of 266,000, and offsetting jobs losses in other sectors.

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U.S. Travel Praises Extension of Federal Mask Mandate

April 30, 2021

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the announcement that the Transportation Security Administration has extended until September 13 the federal requirement that masks be worn on airplanes, in airports and on public transportation:

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Travel and Franchise Industries Endorse ‘Save Hotel Jobs Act’

April 30, 2021

The U.S. Travel Association and the International Franchise Association (IFA) on Thursday voiced strong support for new legislation that would provide relief for hard-hit hotel workers until travel returns to pre-pandemic levels. 

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U.S. Travel Applauds REAL ID Extension

April 27, 2021

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement:

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April 13, 2021
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The newly formed U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, led by Chairwoman Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Ranking Member Rick Scott (R-FL), held its first-ever hearing today, entitled “The State of Travel and Tourism During COVID.”

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April 06, 2021
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the “Beyond the Blueprint” reopening plan announced today by the office of California Governor Gavin Newsom:

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April 02, 2021
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The U.S. Leisure & Hospitality sector gained 280,000 jobs in March and the industry’s unemployment rate now stands at 13.0%—compared with 916,000 jobs gained and a 6.0% unemployment rate for the overall economy, according to the monthly employment report released Friday by the Department of Labor. 

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April 02, 2021
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on Friday’s announcement that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will substantially relax the guidance on travel for individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID:

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March 30, 2021
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement.

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March 25, 2021
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement following Senate passage of a measure extending the application deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program, which had previously passed the House.

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