While the overall economy is in a recession, the travel industry is in a depression—at 51%, travel industry unemployment is double the worst year of the Great Depression. Congress can help #SaveTravel, bring back jobs and rebuild our economy by prioritizing relief and protection for the travel industry.


Congress is negotiating the next phase of coronavirus relief. Time is running out—we must ACT NOW in order to secure our industry as much relief and protection as possible. Contact your members of Congress TODAY.

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Encourage your members of Congress to include ALL of the travel industry's top priorities for relief, protection and stimulus in the next COVID-19 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? Use our sample op-ed template to customize a submission for your local newspaper, encouraging your senators to include relief for DMOs in the final congressional package.  

Recent op-eds:

U.S. Travel's Phase 4 Legislative Priorities

State and Regional Impacts of COVID-19 on Travel


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:


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.