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U.S. Travel Strongly Encourages Mask Usage, Healthy Travel Practices

July 01, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the importance of mask wearing and adhering to healthy travel practices at the forefront of the Fourth of July holiday and throughout the summer travel season:

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New: ‘The Dow Report’ Offers Insights from Travel Leaders

July 01, 2020

New video series features thoughtful and candid conversations with some of our industry’s brightest minds as they discuss navigating the challenges of the pandemic.

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U.S. Travel Reacts to EU Travel Ban Reports

June 26, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement in response to reports that the European Union will still exclude most travelers from the U.S. as it opens its borders:

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How All Americans Can #TravelConfidently

June 26, 2020

U.S. Travel released a suite of resources that showcase our entire industry's commitment to keeping travelers and their families safe and healthy at every point in the travel journey.

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U.S. Travel Responds to NY, NJ, CT Quarantine Policy

June 25, 2020

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the announcement that New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will impose a new 14-day self-quarantine requirement for visitors from certain U.S. states:

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Bills Now in House and Senate to Address Core Travel Priority: Relief for DMOs

June 25, 2020

Bipartisan support is building in both chambers of Congress for an overdue policy step that will be vital for a post-pandemic economic resurgence.

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June 02, 2020
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement:

 

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May 26, 2020
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U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act (PRIA, H.R. 7011)—modeled on the post-9/11 Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA)—introduced by U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY):

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May 22, 2020
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement:

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May 20, 2020
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow and other industry leaders met with Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday at a roundtable on the hard-hit travel and tourism sector, afterward expressing appreciation for the vice president’s attentiveness to the industry’s concerns and needs.

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May 19, 2020
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following response to President Trump’s remarks on an “Explore America” tax credit to spur the recovery of the travel industry, which has lost 8.1 million jobs so far and is projected to lose $519 billion in spending to the COVID-19 pandemic this year:

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May 19, 2020
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More than half of the 15.8 million travel-related jobs in the U.S. have disappeared since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic—driving an unemployment number (51%) that is more than twice the 25% rate the country as a whole experienced at the worst of the Great Depression.

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