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U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement:


“It’s understandable that America is hurting right now. Our society is confronting the pain of injustice while addressing multiple other simultaneous challenges. How we collectively address these factors will shape the future of our country and how the world perceives us as a destination committed to getting it right. While the moment will come to encourage business and leisure travel once again, we urge our political leaders to focus completely on the safety and wellbeing of all citizens and communities at this time.”



U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry. Travelers in the United States are estimated to spend $1.1 trillion in 2022 (still 10% below 2019 levels). U.S. Travel advocates for policies to accelerate an even recovery across the travel industry and restore economic and job growth for this essential contributor to our nation’s success. Visit ustravel.org for information and recovery-related data.



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