By the end of December, 50% of all travel-supported jobs will be lost—an additional loss of 948,000 jobs and a total loss of 4.5 million direct travel jobs.  Congress can help #SaveTravel, bring back jobs and rebuild our economy by prioritizing relief for the travel industry.

TAKE ACTION TODAY

Join us in demanding Congress pass, at the very minimum, legislation that provides immediate support for small travel businesses ASAP.  It’s imperative that any relief includes the following measures:

  • Enhance and extend the Paycheck Protection Program through the end of 2021, expand eligibility to include 501(c)(6) and quasi-governmental DMOs and allow for a second draw loan for the hardest hit industries.
  • Enhance and extend the Coronavirus Relief Fund through at least the end of 2021.
  • Provide additional emergency assistance to U.S. airports.

Join the Activation Blitz

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR THE ACTIVATION BLITZ

All Week! Action Alert

  • Use our Action Alert to send an email to your members of Congress urging them to find a solution immediately that provides relief to travel businesses and workers.

Tuesday, December 1: Twitter Tuesday

  • Use our Social Media Guide to urge your members of Congress on Twitter to come together and find a solution immediately to #SaveTravel.

Wednesday, December 2: Media Spotlight

  • Share a media hit or news story detailing the local impacts of COVID-19 on the industry in your community on Twitter and Facebook, tagging the handles of your members of Congress and congressional leadership.

Thursday, December 3: Calls to Congress

  • Coming soon!

Friday, December 4: Facebook Friday

  • Utilize the sample graphics and copy in our Social Media Guide to create an urgent #SaveTravel Facebook post tagging your members of Congress.

MEDIA RESOURCES

We must ACT NOW in order to secure our industry relief. Contact your members of Congress TODAY.


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Encourage your members of Congress to include the travel industry's priorities for relief, protection and stimulus in the next legislative package using Power of Travel Coalition’s Action Alert to send an email or tag them in a tweet.  

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Use the materials below to reach your members of Congress and help the travel industry speak with a united voice on social media.

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Do you work for a destination marketing organization (DMO), convention and visitors bureau (CVB) or chamber of commerce? Submit an op-ed to your local newspaper, encouraging your senators to include relief for DMOs in any legislative package.  

Recent op-eds:

U.S. Travel's Phase 4 Legislative Priorities

LETTERS SENT TO CONGRESS AND ADMINISTRATION

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Travel has been in close contact with the White House, leaders in Congress, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Treasury, and the Small Business Administration. Recent letters and outreach can be found in the list below:

JOIN THE COALITION

Who we are: All travel employees, from hotel and rental car employees to theme park and cruise line workers, destination marketers, tour operators, small business owners, meeting planners and restaurant staff make up the Power of Travel Coalition, no registration is necessary. CLICK HERE if you would like to be added to receive Power of Travel Coalition Action Alerts.