Travel spending is down nearly $500 billion, costing the U.S. economy $1.1 trillion. The total number of travel-supported jobs fell by 34%, from 17 million in 2019 to just 11 million in 2020. Prior to the pandemic, total travel-supported jobs accounted for 11% of the U.S. workforce, but in 2020, total travel supported jobs accounted for a staggering 65% of unemployment. 

We will need your continued involvement this year as we look to advance additional industry priorities to help #SaveTravel and rebuild our industry in 2021. New resources will be released soon.

U.S. Travel's Policy Priorities


U.S. Travel remains in close contact with the White House, congressional leadership, the CDC, DHS and the SBA on relief and recovery policies to restore the travel economy. Recent letters and outreach can be found in the list below:

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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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Encourage your members of Congress to include the travel industry's priorities in the next legislative package using Power of Travel Coalition’s Action Alert to send an email or tag them in a tweet.  The next Action Alert will be available soon. 

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Appeal to lawmakers using these local-market media materials. New resources coming soon!

Recent op-eds:


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.