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Do Your Part for Public Health if Choosing To Travel for Thanksgiving

November 23, 2020

For those that are choosing to travel, I implore you to take part in the shared responsibility of protecting public health. 

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U.S. Travel: Do Your Part for Public Health If You Choose to Travel for the Holidays

November 19, 2020

U.S. Travel has updated the “Travel in the New Normal” health and safety guidance developed earlier this year in a collaboration between health and medical authorities and a broad array of business voices.

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Latest Projection: Travel Spending in U.S. to Plunge by Nearly Half This Year

November 17, 2020

Travel spending in the U.S. is expected to finish the year 45% down from 2019 levels, and will still not have returned to its pre-pandemic strength by 2024.

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U.S. Travel Congratulates President-elect Joe Biden

November 07, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on President-elect Biden's victory:

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Harvard Study: ‘Low Risk’ of COVID-19 Transmission When Flying

October 29, 2020

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health released a first-phase report that found, through a layered approach to risk mitigation, there is a low risk of COVID-19 transmission on aircraft.

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IPW 2021: U.S. Travel Announces Special Registration Deals for Buyers

October 26, 2020

The U.S. Travel Association today announced that it is extending special registration rates for both domestic and international travel buyers for next year’s IPW, its annual international trade show, to be held September 18-22, 2021 in Las Vegas.

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October 21, 2020
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the arrival in the U.S. of the first international flight utilizing the CommonPass digital health system to rapidly verify passengers’ COVID-19 status:

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October 19, 2020
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U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

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October 15, 2020
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U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the introduction of the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act of 2020:

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October 06, 2020
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the White House ending coronavirus relief negotiations:

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October 02, 2020
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Today’s discouraging jobs report is further evidence that our economy will continue to struggle without comprehensive federal assistance, and if it does not happen now a full recovery will likely be delayed for years.

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October 01, 2020
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The CEOs of 17 of the largest U.S. travel companies joined the U.S. Travel Association in the following statement pleading with leaders in Washington to advance a subsequent round of legislative relief from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic:

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