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Infrastructure Week: How We Can Build for Tomorrow, Today

September 17, 2020

 Infrastructure investment should remain top of mind—not just to create jobs today, but in anticipation of a post-pandemic surge in travel demand. 

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Congress Must Act to Save U.S. Travel and Tourism Jobs

September 11, 2020

The evidence is clear: unless an economic and jobs recovery can be started for the hard-hit travel industry, there will be no recovery for the broader U.S. economy.

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Virtual Political Conventions Got the Job Done. We Still Need the Real Thing

September 10, 2020

In the words of one Milwaukee-based writer, “a virtual convention is about as nourishing for its host city...

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U.S. Travel Calls On Senate to Pass Relief Bill as Economy Loses Staggering $2 Billion per Day

September 09, 2020

New data from the U.S. Travel Association underscores how a nationwide economic recovery will not be possible until Congress prioritizes emergency relief legislation for all segments of the travel industry.

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U.S. Travel Applauds Airlines’ Call for COVID-19 Testing Pilot Program

September 03, 2020

U.S. Travel's Tori Emerson Barnes issued a statement on the broader U.S. airline industry calling on the federal government to pilot a COVID-19 testing program for international flights.

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By the Numbers: World Travel and Tourism Council Releases 2020 Estimate of International Inbound Travel Spending Losses for U.S. Economy

September 03, 2020

The World Travel and Tourism Council released estimates of the economic impact of the collapse of international travel to the U.S. in 2020. 

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September 03, 2020
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The World Travel and Tourism Council released estimates of the economic impact of the collapse of international travel to the U.S. in 2020.

September 03, 2020
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U.S. Travel's Tori Emerson Barnes issued a statement on the broader U.S. airline industry calling on the federal government to pilot a COVID-19 testing program for international flights.

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September 01, 2020
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The Let’s Go There Coalition held a webinar to walk through the recently released industry toolkit with resources to participate and amplify the Let’s Go There campaign beginning September 8. Several brands and organizations share how they are incorporating materials into their September marketing...


August 28, 2020
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Though summer may soon be coming to an end, the sun never sets on healthy travel habits.

August 20, 2020
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For several months, we have seen the creation of “travel bubbles”, or alliances between countries deemed to have COVID-19 under control, the goal being to encourage safe travel within the established bubble. How effective are they in containing the virus while simultaneously restarting the economy...


August 20, 2020
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Congress should consider a stand-alone bill to freeze federal per diem rates for at least the next two years.