The coronavirus public health crisis has taken a devastating toll on the travel industry—by our estimates, the impact may be 9x that of 9/11.  As one of the hardest-hit industries, travel and tourism must be top of mind for lawmakers as they consider economic relief packages. U.S. Travel’s Coronavirus toolkit equips our industry to do just that, with recovery resources, materials and grassroots activations that help ensure our industry gets the assistance it needs to recover from this crisis.  ​

The Great Travel Depression

While the economy is in the midst of a recession, the travel industry is in a depression. Without additional relief and stimulus measures, the travel industry will experience severe losses by the end of 2020. Tools for you to communicate the message:

Recovery Resources

NEW: Industry Guidance for Promoting the Health and Safety of All Travelers

Learn more from the recent webinar, Assessing Uncertainty Through Safety: New Guidance for the Travel Industry. View the recording and slides. (May 7)

Slides: Assessing the Recovery Timeline and Strategy: A sampling of economic analysis and traveler sentiment survey results around the industry  (May 8)


Use the below materials to inform your communications with your members of Congress and help the travel industry speak with a united voice.

Page last updated May 19, 2020

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