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Do Your Part for Public Health if Choosing To Travel for Thanksgiving

November 23, 2020

For those that are choosing to travel, I implore you to take part in the shared responsibility of protecting public health. 

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U.S. Travel: Do Your Part for Public Health If You Choose to Travel for the Holidays

November 19, 2020

U.S. Travel has updated the “Travel in the New Normal” health and safety guidance developed earlier this year in a collaboration between health and medical authorities and a broad array of business voices.

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Latest Projection: Travel Spending in U.S. to Plunge by Nearly Half This Year

November 17, 2020

Travel spending in the U.S. is expected to finish the year 45% down from 2019 levels, and will still not have returned to its pre-pandemic strength by 2024.

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U.S. Travel Congratulates President-elect Joe Biden

November 07, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on President-elect Biden's victory:

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Harvard Study: ‘Low Risk’ of COVID-19 Transmission When Flying

October 29, 2020

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health released a first-phase report that found, through a layered approach to risk mitigation, there is a low risk of COVID-19 transmission on aircraft.

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IPW 2021: U.S. Travel Announces Special Registration Deals for Buyers

October 26, 2020

The U.S. Travel Association today announced that it is extending special registration rates for both domestic and international travel buyers for next year’s IPW, its annual international trade show, to be held September 18-22, 2021 in Las Vegas.

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October 28, 2020
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As the travel and tourism industry around the world continues to confront the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, significant strides are underway to restart global air travel when the time is right. The CEOs of the World Travel & Tourism Council and U.S. Travel Association and other industry...


October 26, 2020
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The U.S. Travel Association today announced that it is extending special registration rates for both domestic and international travel buyers for next year’s IPW, its annual international trade show, to be held September 18-22, 2021 in Las Vegas.

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October 22, 2020
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The travel industry cannot bounce back without travelers, and travelers need assurance that the act of traveling is safe.

October 21, 2020
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Travel industry leaders Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association, and Ernest Wooden Jr., former president and CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, will be honored as the 2020 inductees into the U.S. Travel Association Hall of Leaders.

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October 21, 2020
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The COVID RELIEF NOW Coalition, representing major public and private sector groups across the U.S, today launched a digital advertising campaign urging policymakers to quickly approve a new COVID-19 relief package that addresses the needs of businesses and workers who have been severely impacted by the pandemic.

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October 21, 2020
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the arrival in the U.S. of the first international flight utilizing the CommonPass digital health system to rapidly verify passengers’ COVID-19 status:

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