U.S. Travel Welcomes End of Covid Vaccine Requirement for Inbound Travel
U.S. Travel Association | May 2, 2023
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement on the repeal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Covid vaccine requirement for inbound travel to the U.S.: “Today’s action to lift the vaccine requirement eases a significant entry barrier for many global travelers, moving our industry and country forward. “However, the return of international visitors should be as efficient and secure as possible. The federal government must ensure U.S. airports and other ports of entry are appropriately staffed with Customs and Border Protection officers to meet the growing demand for entry....
U.S. Travel Welcomes Border Reopening Date
U.S. Travel Association | October 15, 2021
WASHINGTON — October 15, 2021 — U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announcement that the U.S. will officially reopen its borders to vaccinated international travelers on November 8: “U.S. Travel has long called for the safe reopening of our borders, and we welcome the Biden administration’s announcement of a set date to welcome back vaccinated international travelers. “The date is critically important for planning—for airlines, for travel-supported businesses, and for millions of travelers worldwide who will now advance plans to visit the United States once again...
U.S. Travel Reacts to Lifting of Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated International Travelers
U.S. Travel Association | September 20, 2021
WASHINGTON — September 20, 2021 — U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on today’s announcement that restrictions on international air travel will be lifted for vaccinated individuals: "The U.S. Travel Association applauds the Biden administration’s announcement of a roadmap to reopen air travel to vaccinated individuals from around the world, which will help revive the American economy and protect public health. "This is a major turning point in the management of the virus and will accelerate the recovery of the millions of travel-related jobs that have been lost due to inter...
U.S. Travel Reacts to Fauci Comments on Domestic Travel Vaccine Mandates
U.S. Travel Association | September 14, 2021
WASHINGTON — September 14, 2021 — U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on comments made by White House Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci in support of a vaccine mandate for domestic air travel: The science—including studies from the Harvard School of Public Health and the U.S. Department of Defense—overwhelmingly points to the safety of air travel as long as masks are worn. And with the federal mask mandate for all forms of public transportation and U.S. airports extended through January 2022, proper tools are ...
Tourism After Lockdown: Hotel Guests Expect Normal in the New Normal
STR | September 10, 2021
The Delta variant continues to disrupt the reopening of economies in many parts of the world and, indeed, some countries are grappling with previously unseen levels of infections. Consequently, a challenge with tourism right now is responding to the evolving needs of consumers. Vaccination progress has enabled international travel to restart in some countries, and after months of restrictions, many consumers have dusted off their passports to enjoy an eagerly awaited break. However, a key question remains: what are the needs and expectations of travelers as we adapt to coexisting with the virus? July 2021 research among a sample of global...
U.S. Travel Reacts to CDC Guidance on Unvaccinated Travelers
U.S. Travel Association | September 2, 2021
WASHINGTON — September 2, 2021 — U.S. Travel Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation advising unvaccinated Americans to avoid Labor Day travel: “As Labor Day weekend approaches—a traditional peak for leisure travel—the CDC recommendation to unvaccinated individuals is a further reminder that vaccination is the fastest path to normalcy for all, including for widespread travel. The vaccines have proven safe and highly effective, and now with full FDA approval, there is no reason why anyone sh...
HFTP Implements Extra Health Safety Measures for September In-Person Events: HITEC and HFTP Annual Convention; Suggests Vaccines for All Participants
HFTP | August 31, 2021
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) announced today additional steps to increase attendees’ comfort level at its upcoming meetings. Co-located are the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) North America and the HFTP Annual Convention, September 27-30, 2021 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas USA. In consideration of the ongoing pandemic, health safety guidelines and protocols are in place for the protection of all attendees. This includes a strong-recommendation for attendees to be vaccinated. For the adversely-hit hospitality industry, these meetings ...
Statement by U.S. Travel on Canadian Land Border Reopening
U.S. Travel Association | August 10, 2021
WASHINGTON — August 10, 2021 — U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on today’s lifting of restrictions for fully vaccinated American travelers at the Canada land border: “Today, Canada begins welcoming fully vaccinated Americans back across the land border. This wise decision will spur the kind of economic recovery for our northern neighbor that’s critically needed on this side of the border as well." “Reopening the U.S. land border to fully vaccinated Canadians would mark a good starting point towards rebuilding our own travel economy, and the Biden administration should recipro...
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