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U.S. Travel Calls on Congress to Support 501(c)(6) DMOs

April 03, 2020

While the CARES Act contains a number of hard-fought provisions to provide essential and immediate aid to the travel industry, a crucial problem is emerging with the distribution of funds: relief for destination marketing organizations (DMOs) with a 501(c)(6) tax designation.

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The Coronavirus Relief Package Passed. How Do You Access Funding?

April 01, 2020

U.S. Travel has created several documents to inform your next steps.

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U.S. Travel Reacts to House Passage of Coronavirus Relief Package

March 27, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on House passage of the CARES Act:

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Travel Industry Welcomes One-Year REAL ID Extension, But Says Longer May Be Necessary

March 26, 2020

The U.S. Travel Association praised the Department of Homeland Security’s Thursday announcement of a one-year REAL ID enforcement delay, but cautioned that a longer extension may be necessary to ensure that implementation won’t further disrupt the already devastated American travel economy.

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U.S. Travel Reacts to Coronavirus Relief Package

March 25, 2020

The U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow on Wednesday offered praise for the coronavirus relief package known as the CARES Act, which includes significant priorities championed by the travel industry.

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Latest Data: Coronavirus to Cause 5.9 Million Travel-Related Job Losses Before May

March 24, 2020

Revised projections show a worsening impact of the coronavirus on the U.S. economy: a loss of 5.9 million jobs by the end of April due to declining travel, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics.

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March 06, 2020
Friday Check-In

For this week's Friday Check-In, Roger Dow delivers an update on Coronavirus and what it means to the travel industry.


February 28, 2020
Friday Check-In

In this week's Friday Check-In, we have an update on Coronavirus, discuss the latest developments on REAL ID, and preview Destination Capitol Hill.


February 07, 2020
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide an update on the Coronavirus, take a look back at the State of the Travel Industry address, and discuss movement on improving America's infrastructure.


January 17, 2020
Friday Check-In

This is the first Friday Check-In of 2020, and we'll cover several events taking place over the next few weeks.


December 20, 2019
Friday Check-In

In the final Friday Check-In of the year, we share an update on Brand USA reauthorization, the latest on USMCA, and a preview of National Plan for Vacation Day.


November 22, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide an update from our fall Board of Directors meeting, discuss the latest steps toward the renewal of Brand USA, and share how we’re helping America get REAL ID ready ahead of next year’s winter holiday travel season.