U.S. Travel Expresses Extreme Disappointment on Relief Talks Ending
WASHINGTON - U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the White House ending coronavirus relief negotiations:
"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. As travel supported 11% of all pre-pandemic jobs, it is simply not possible for the U.S. to expect a nationwide economic recovery without meaningful federal relief."
"On behalf of America's travel workers, we are disheartened in the extreme that Congress and the administration failed to reach agreement on the relief this industry so desperately needed, despite clear evidence of mounting harm."
"U.S. Travel will continue advocating for relief for the millions of travel industry workers and small businesses who do so much for our economy."
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U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry that generates $2.6 trillion in economic output and supports 15.8 million jobs. U.S. Travel's mission is to increase travel to and within the United States. Visit ustravel.org.
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