US Travel Association reacts to continued travel restrictions

The US Travel Association, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy, Tori Emerson, recently shared his thoughts on the Biden Administration’s decision to uphold travel restrictions. Barnes said in a statement that Covid variants are of concern, but closed …

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) plans to relocate its onsite rapid COVID-19 testing centre

    Published on : Wednesday, March 17, 2021

    The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced its plans to relocate its onsite rapid COVID testing center, the first such facility at any U.S. airport. The testing center will remain in the International Terminal, but effective March 15, 2021, the …

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  • Major snowstorm in US leads to cancellation of 1,000-plus flights

    Published on : Tuesday, March 16, 2021

    After Denver received more than two feet of snow over the weekend,Denver International Airport continued to dig itself out Monday, which resulted in the cancellation of more than 2,000 flights – including 1,300 on Sunday alone. As of 10:15 a.m. …

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  • U.S. extends travel restrictions with Canada and Mexico until March 21

    Published on : Monday, February 22, 2021

    The U.S. government recently announced that the U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least March 21. The restrictions at U.S. land border crossings with Canada and Mexico was first established exactly …

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  • Florida concern over possible travel ban ahead of spring tourism season

    Published on : Wednesday, February 17, 2021

    The tourism officials in Florida are concerned over the possible threat of a domestic travel ban by President Biden ahead of the spring break season. The CDC speculates the United Kingdom variant of the coronavirus could be the dominant strain …

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  • State of the Travel Industry Event Maps Out Comeback for Hardest-Hit U.S. Industry

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2021

    “Travel’s Next Great Chapter.” That’s how U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow described the coming era for the American travel and tourism industry following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic that saw the industry lose 4.5 million jobs …

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  • New US travel restrictions expected to damage Mexico tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    Besides a complete ban on international travel, it can’t get much worse for American travelers who are considering a trip abroad. Mexico is also paying the price as its tourism industry faced a shock with declaration of new travel restrictions …

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  • Reaction to President Biden’s Executive Orders on Travel

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the COVID-related executive orders issued by the White House Thursday, many of which pertain to travel: “We welcome the president’s focus on policies that will encourage safe …

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  • Vaccine tourism is on rise

    Published on : Friday, January 22, 2021

    Americans are exploring the travel world once again. However, they’re not going to Chicago on business or to Las Vegas and Disney World for holiday reasons. They’re going in search of vaccines. Aggravated by websites witnessing crashing appointment rush, shortages …

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  • U.S. Travel Applauds Biden Emergency Relief Plan

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on President-elect Biden’s announced plan to combat the pandemic and provide direct relief to Americans: “Accelerating the distribution of vaccines is the key to getting travel back to …

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  • U.S. Travel Condemns Disruptions at Capitol

    Published on : Monday, January 11, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement: “We are profoundly heartbroken by the disturbing actions at the U.S. Capitol that are being viewed around the world. The behavior we are witnessing has no place in …

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  • Mexico sees surge in Covid cases due to influx of American tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2021

    In order to avoid COVID-19 restrictions back home, a considerable number of Americans have traveled to Mexico for vacationing or even to settle down there. “A lot of people are either coming down here and visiting to test it out …

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  • U.S. Travel Mourns Passing of Disney’s Richard Bates

    Published on : Monday, January 4, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the passing of Richard Bates, longtime senior vice president of government affairs for The Walt Disney Company: “The American travel and tourism community shares the deep sadness …

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  • New York City orders mandatory quarantine for all U.K. travellers

    Published on : Thursday, December 24, 2020

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that travellers visiting New York City from the U.K. will now have to undergo mandatory quarantine order following the outbreak of the new variant of the coronavirus across the United Kingdom. Mayor De …

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  • Hurting Travel Industry Welcomes COVID Relief Deal

    Published on : Monday, December 21, 2020

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announced bipartisan agreement on a COVID relief package: “Washington is delivering a huge holiday gift to U.S. businesses and workers after an incredibly challenging year. “It’s …

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  • U.S. Travel Statement on COVID Relief Talks

    Published on : Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on COVID-19 relief negotiations in Washington: “It will be important to watch how the process plays out over the next few days, …

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  • NYC businesses in Christmas 2020 can wear an empty look

    Published on : Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    In December, strolling through the Midtown Manhattan is normally like navigating through a hectic maze. In 2020, you can move hassle-free! For several New York’s small businesses, that slump in customer traffic is really worrying. During the city’s busy seasons, …

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  • The tourism & leisure industry of North America witnessed a slump of 45.4%

    Published on : Thursday, November 26, 2020

    During Q3 2020, the tourism & leisure industry of North America witnessed a slump of 45.4% in overall deal activity when compared to the four-quarter average. For the region, a total of 59 deals worth $5.51 billion were declared during …

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  • TAT to launch new tourist visas for U.S. travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently announced that a new tourist visa for U.S. will be launched for travellers to apply in advance for arriving in Thailand safely for up to 60 days. Following application approval and upon arrival in …

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  • NYC tourism down two thirds with only 23 million people visiting in 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    New York City’s tourism is down two thirds as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 23 million people still visited the city in 2020, and experts say it won’t recover until 2024. Last year, 66 million people visited New …

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  • New York City struggling to get back visitors

    Published on : Thursday, November 19, 2020

    New York City is one of the most famous and popular tourist destinations in the world. However, the city is expected to struggle to get back visitor numbers after witnessing a drastic decline in visitors owing to the global pandemic. …

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