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WTTC welcomes President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the new incoming administration

  • WTTC welcomes President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the new incoming administration
    “President Biden has already long-demonstrated a deep understanding and appreciation of our sector through his steadfast commitment and support, as Vice President under President Obama". WTTC welcomes President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the new incoming administration
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“The President, Vice President and whole administration can count on the support of the global Travel & Tourism private sector as a major ally which will provide a significant boost to both the U.S. and worldwide economic revival ", Gloria Guevara said.

Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) warmly welcomes the Biden-Harris inauguration in what will be a pivotal first year in office. WTTC  looks forward to working with the incoming administration to help revive the struggling Travel & Tourism sector.

“President Biden has already long-demonstrated a deep understanding and appreciation of our sector through his steadfast commitment and support, as Vice President under President Obama".

“His expertise led to the establishment of Brand USA, the game-changing Global Entry programme, and the Travel & Tourism Advisory Board, that was developed to support Travel & Tourism, a sector which  has been a pillar to the U.S. economy for many years.

“As one of the most diverse sectors, employing people from all socio-economic backgrounds regardless of age, gender or ethnicity, and where more than 50% are women, WTTC also welcomes the historic appointment of Kamala Harris, the first ever female Vice President in U.S. history.

“Our 2020 Economic Impact Report shows how crucial the Travel & Tourism sector will be to kicking start the US economy. The sector contributed 8.6% towards the U.S. economy, more than $1.8bn in GDP, and supported more than 10% of all jobs in 2019.

“We look forward to working closely with the new administration as we tackle together the significant challenges ahead. Whilst Travel & Tourism has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it also remains incredibly resilient. 

“The President, Vice President and whole administration can count on the support of the global Travel & Tourism private sector as a major ally which will provide a significant boost to both the U.S. and worldwide economic revival.”