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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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November 01, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover our role in two important congressional hearings that help advance our industry’s legislative agenda, as well as our position on the proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


October 04, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we highlight an industry-wide initiative that U.S. Travel has launched to ramp-up awareness on REAL ID requirements ahead of next year’s enforcement deadline, including tools you can use to inform travelers as well as policy solutions we’re recommending to leaders in...


September 20, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll learn about our efforts to renew Brand USA, and hear about several important meetings that have taken place in recent days.


August 30, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll share a recap from our Travel Works Roadshow and hear from a few special guests.


August 23, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we provide a recap from a phenomenal ESTO conference, feature two special guests and share new research from U.S. Travel.


August 09, 2019
Friday Check-In

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll provide an update on our latest Travel Forecast, spotlight what’s to come at ESTO, and preview our new Travel Works roadshow.