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.

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Despite Significant Gains, L&H Sector Accounts for 32% of All Jobs Lost and Not Yet Recovered

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.

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By the Numbers: Despite Gains, Leisure & Hospitality Remains Hardest-Hit Industry

May 12, 2021

One-in-six Leisure & Hospitality industry jobs have been lost and not yet recovered.

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By the Numbers: World Travel & Tourism Council Releases Annual Economic Impact Report for U.S.

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.

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April 12, 2021
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The March employment report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) measured a slight decline in national unemployment, but despite modest improvements, the U.S. Leisure & Hospitality sector continues to lag.

April 07, 2021
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This iteration of "By the Numbers" looks at the World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Economic Impact Report on the losses to the global travel economy in 2020.

February 24, 2021
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019–2029 employment projections paint a dire picture for travel-related industries over the next decade.

September 03, 2020
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The World Travel and Tourism Council released estimates of the economic impact of the collapse of international travel to the U.S. in 2020.