U.S. Travel Association Reacts to CDC Travel Health Notice for Cruise Ship Travel
WASHINGTON - U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the December 30th CDC Travel Health Notice for Cruise Ship Travel:
“Science-backed safety protocols are allowing live events, professional gatherings of all sizes, and other forms of travel to safely continue, and the CDC is seemingly not accounting for the cruise industry’s stringent safety measures, testing practices, and high vaccination levels that far exceed the general population. Domestic and international travel bans have failed to stop the spread of the virus, while safety protocols and vaccinations have proven far more effective.”
About U.S. Travel Association
U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry. In 2020, travel generated $1.5 trillion in economic output and supported 11 million jobs, a drastic decline from pre-pandemic figures. U.S. Travel's mission is to increase travel to and within the United States. Visit ustravel.org for information and recovery-related data.