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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 23, 2020
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announced pushback of the October 1, 2020 deadline for full enforcement of the REAL ID Act:

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March 21, 2020
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the latest congressional negotiations on a coronavirus relief package:

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March 20, 2020
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U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the U.S.-Mexico border closing to “non-essential traffic” due to the coronavirus pandemic:

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March 20, 2020
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More than 6,000 travel industry and related organizations on Friday sent a joint letter to congressional leadership requesting aggressive and immediate financial relief in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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March 19, 2020
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U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the U.S.-Canada border closing to “non-essential traffic” due to the coronavirus pandemic:

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March 19, 2020
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U.S. Travel Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the Restoring Economic Security, Confidence and User Endurance Businesses Act of 2020:

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