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U.S. Travel Reacts to COVID Relief Bill

February 27, 2021

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the COVID relief package advancing through Congress:

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U.S. Travel Hails Bipartisan Bill to Help Rescue Industry

February 25, 2021

The U.S. Travel Association praised the Thursday introduction of one of its major legislative priorities: a bill providing much-needed assistance to the devastated travel industry through numerous key incentive and relief measures.

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By the Numbers: Travel, Hospitality Job Growth Has Gloomy Outlook for the Next Decade

February 24, 2021

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019–2029 employment projections paint a dire picture for travel-related industries over the next decade. 

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U.S. Travel Welcomes Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy as National Chair

February 19, 2021

The U.S. Travel Association on Friday announced the election of Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, as its new national chair.

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Black History Month: One Story of How Black Americans Shaped the Travel Industry

February 19, 2021

There is a connection to civil rights history that began at the very doorstep of U.S. Travel’s present-day office in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Travel Mourns Passing of Marriott's Arne Sorenson

February 16, 2021

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the passing of Arne M. Sorenson, President and CEO, Marriott International:

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February 02, 2021
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on Senate confirmation of Pete Buttigieg to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation:

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February 02, 2021
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security.

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January 26, 2021
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Janet Yellen to serve as Secretary of the Treasury:

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January 26, 2021
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on Senate confirmation of Antony Blinken to serve as Secretary of State:

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January 22, 2021
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the COVID-related executive orders issued by the White House Thursday, many of which pertain to travel:

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