U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement:
"The U.S. travel community appreciates the efforts by federal and state governments to restore access to trusted traveler programs for qualified New York residents. Global Entry and similar programs are highly beneficial not only for facilitating travel, but also for national security because of their robust vetting of travelers. We urge both sides to continue working together to find a prompt resolution to this matter."
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.