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Travel Industry to Congress: Enact Urgent Policies to Restore Travel Demand

January 19, 2022

More than 600 travel industry members—representative of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam—signed a letter to congressional leadership urging immediate action on near-term federal policies to restore and grow the U.S. travel industry. The letter was delivered by the U.S. Travel Association to lawmakers today.

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U.S. Travel Association: Implementation of 5G Would Mean Travel Disruptions and More Economic Harm

January 18, 2022

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement on the implementation of 5G wireless near U.S. airports.

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Martha J. Sheridan of Greater Boston CVB to Co-chair Meetings Mean Business Coalition

January 11, 2022

The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) board of directors has selected Martha J. Sheridan, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB), as its next co-chair, effective January 2022.

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U.S. Travel Reacts to Underwhelming December Jobs Report

January 07, 2022

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued a statement on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ December employment report, which showed that the Leisure & Hospitality (L&H) sector added 53,000 jobs while the overall economy added just 199,000.

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U.S. Travel: CES 'A Model' for Conducting Professional Events in 2022

January 06, 2022

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement on the safe commencement of CES.

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In 2022, It’s Time to Meet Again

January 04, 2022

In 2022, let’s make plans to get back to business—in person. 

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November 28, 2021
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U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued a statement on the Biden administration’s decision to reinstate travel restrictions on South Africa and seven other African nations.

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November 18, 2021
Roger Miles' Hall of Leaders Induction

Roger W. Miles, chairman of the board of Miles Partnership was inducted into the U.S. Travel Association’s Hall of Leaders on Wednesday night at the association’s fall board of directors meeting. 

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November 17, 2021
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U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce passing the Restoring Brand USA Act (H.R. 4594).

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November 15, 2021
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Days after the U.S. reopened its land and air borders to vaccinated international visitors, U.S. Travel Association released its biannual forecast which shows an uneven recovery for the international inbound and business travel segments, while domestic leisure travel has returned to near pre-pandemic levels.

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November 15, 2021
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The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) and the U.S. Travel Association announced today the full integration of the coalition under the U.S. Travel umbrella, strengthening MMBC’s critical mission of uniting the meetings industry with one strong and powerful voice.

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November 05, 2021
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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement on the U.S. House of Representatives passing the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 

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