Roger Dow, CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, in his annual State of the Travel Industry speech, called for aggressive government initiatives to create travel’s “Next Great Chapter” through massive federal funding and other initiatives.
“With millions of Americans suffering, it is woefully shortsighted to end relief negotiations. New data from Tourism Economics shows that, without immediate aid, 50% of all travel-supported jobs will be lost by December — an additional loss of 1.3 million jobs", Roger Dow said.
The U.S. Travel Association today announced that IPW, its annual international inbound travel trade show, will be a live, in-person event held in Las Vegas from September 18-22, 2021.
The letter stresses that a sustained recovery will depend on a comprehensive set of measures to provide relief, protection and stimulus for U.S. employers, but says that testing should be incorporated in the next legislative package — specifically the TEST Act that has been introduced in the Senate.
The U.S. Travel Association is calling for a new bailout package to save an industry on pace to shrink by $1.2 trillion this year. The industry association submitted a proposal this week to the White House and the U.S. Congress that outlines sweeping measures needed to save an industry it says has lost 51% of its workforce this, a figure that represents 38% of all jobs lost in the U.S.
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow shared the latest data showing that travel-related unemployment in the U.S. is now at 51%—more than double the worst national unemployment rate recorded during the Great Depression (25%).
Disney Springs has reopened their doors today, but not all restaurants and shops will open.
Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld will begin presenting their reopening plans on Thursday, Orange County officials said.
Vice President Mike Pence met with industry leaders and Gov. Ron DeSantis Wednesday to talk about reopening Florida.
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