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U.S. Travel Announces Extension for Dow, Followed by CEO Transition in 2022

July 21, 2021

U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow will extend his leadership through next July (2022), at which time he will retire from his position following 17 years of service.

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U.S. Travel Reacts to Canada, Mexico Border Closure Extension

July 21, 2021

U.S. Travel's Tori Barnes issued a statement on the announcement that the United States has extended border restrictions on Mexico and Canada through August 21.

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U.S. Travel Association Reacts to Canada’s Border Reopening Plan

July 19, 2021

U.S. Travel's Tori Emerson Barnes issued a statement regarding the announcement that Canada will begin admitting vaccinated visitors for non-essential travel. 

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U.S. Travel Reacts to Biden Remark on Lifting Int'l Travel Ban to U.S.

July 15, 2021

U.S. Travel's Tori Emerson Barnes issued a statement on President Biden’s remark on reopening international travel.

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Despite Significant Gains, L&H Sector Accounts for 32% of All Jobs Lost and Not Yet Recovered

July 14, 2021

While this is a moderate improvement from the winter months, it is more than double that of the industry with the next-highest share of total U.S. job losses.

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It's Time to Lift the International Travel Ban

July 08, 2021

The time is now—we simply cannot afford to wait any longer. 

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July 07, 2021
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A coalition of 24 trade organizations representing a large and diverse swath of the U.S. economy is renewing urgent calls to lift restrictions on international visitation to the United States, and...

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June 24, 2021
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This industry-wide webinar covers the launch of our latest campaign… Let’s Meet There . As domestic leisure travel continues to surge and in many cases, return to 2019 levels, we close the Let’s Go There chapter and shift our focus to chapter two—the restoration of business travel, meetings and...


June 22, 2021
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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.

June 18, 2021
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U.S. Travel worked closely with the bill’s sponsors to build support for the proposal and make the case for its swift passage.

June 15, 2021
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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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June 09, 2021
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U.S. Travel welcomed Christine Duffy , president of Carnival Cruise Line, as the association's national chair , leading a board representing a diverse cross-section of travel business sectors. In this brief video message to the U.S. Travel membership, Christine shares her perspective on equipping...