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Let’s Meet There: Industry Turns Focus to Restoring Professional Meetings and Events

June 22, 2021

The same energy, focus and collaboration that made Let’s Go There such a great success will carry the Let’s Meet There campaign through this next chapter.

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It’s Official: Juneteenth Is Now a Federal Holiday

June 18, 2021

U.S. Travel worked closely with the bill’s sponsors to build support for the proposal and make the case for its swift passage.

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New Forecast Signals Long Road to Recovery for Business Travel

June 15, 2021

Lingering COVID restrictions and a patchwork approach to reopening across the country will prevent the economically crucial business travel segment from recovering until at least 2024.

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U.S. Travel Welcomes U.S.-U.K. Move to Open Travel Corridor

June 09, 2021

U.S. Travel's Roger Dow issued a statement on the announcement that President Biden and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson have agreed to reopen travel between their two countries as soon as possible. 

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U.S. Travel Praises Administration Steps to Reopen Int’l Travel

June 08, 2021

"International travel can be safely restarted by applying a risk-based and science-driven approach."

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Ahead of G7, UK and US Aviation and Travel Leaders Assemble to Call for Re-Opening of Transatlantic Travel

June 07, 2021

The CEOs of all airlines that offer UK-US passenger services joined today with Heathrow Airport and other industry-leading CEOs in calling for the re-opening of transatlantic travel, a move that will be essential to igniting economic recovery.

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April 27, 2021
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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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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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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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March 30, 2021
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement.

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