The coronavirus public health crisis has taken a devastating toll on the travel industry—by our estimates, the impact may be 10x 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. 

The Great Travel Depression

While the economy is in 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)

Assessing Recovery Webinar Series: Every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. ET, this webinar series looks at a different aspect of the recovery of the travel and tourism industry and the broader economy. Watch past recordings, download recent slides and register for upcoming webinars here

Slides: Assessing the Recovery Timeline and Strategy: A sampling of economic analysis and traveler sentiment survey results around the industry  (June 1)


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 September 9, 2020

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