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 the $1.2 trillion travel industry, an essential contributor to our nation's economy and success. U.S. Travel produces programs and insights and advocates for policies to increase travel to and within the United States. Visit ustravel.org for information and recovery-related data.