Aaron Szyf is an Economist with the U.S. Travel Association where he focuses on the economic impact of travel to and within the United States.
Before joining U.S. Travel, Aaron worked at the World Bank, concentrating on youth employment and entrepreneurship in Jamaica, and public-private partnership development in Grenada. Prior to that, while at Centennial Group International, Aaron led a number of international macroeconomic assignments, including country-risk assessments in Bosnia and Bangladesh.
Aaron graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Massachusetts with a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) and concentrations in Development Economics and International Business.
Prior to graduate study, Aaron held a community leadership role as the program director for the Joint Distribution Committee in Oradea, Romania. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance Summa Cum Laude from the Sy Syms School of Business of Yeshiva University.
July 14, 2021
While this is a moderate improvement from the winter months, it is more than double that of the industry with the next-highest share of total U.S. job losses.Read More
May 12, 2021
One-in-six Leisure & Hospitality industry jobs have been lost and not yet recovered.Read More
April 23, 2021
The report revealed that the U.S. travel and tourism industry suffered a total GDP loss of $766 billion in 2020, a 41% decrease from the sector’s 2019 GDP contribution of $1.9 trillion.Read More