US Travel Industry Welcomes Relief Deal

In a statement released following the announcement of a bipartisan agreement on a COVID-19 relief package, U.S. Travel Association president and CEO, Roger Dow said: “Washington is delivering a huge holiday gift to U.S. businesses and workers after an incredibly challenging year.”

Dow observed that: “It’s been a difficult road to get another round of much-needed legislative relief moving in Washington. We applaud the bipartisan group of senators that drove progress forward, and the congressional leadership for striking a bipartisan agreement to produce this desperately needed assistance. The agreed-upon provisions will give many suffering businesses a bridge to 2021.”

The U.S. Travel Association’s boss continued: ““More will be needed to restore the 4.5 million travel jobs lost in the travel and tourism industry, but the process that produced this agreement is hopefully a positive sign for what will be possible to achieve in the next Congress. We urge swift action on this important legislation.”