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)

ADVOCACY IN A TIME OF CRISIS

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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