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Travel Sector Primed For Massive Job Losses

Travel Sector Primed For Massive Job Losses

The coronavirus (COVID-19) will cost the U.S. travel sector 4.6 million jobs by the end of April, according to updated analysis released Wednesday by the U.S. Travel Association. The trade group predicts that $202 billion in direct travel spending will also disappear before May. The non-airline travel sector is seeking…

ACI, Others Urge Focus on Impacts of COVID-19

ACI, Others Urge Focus on Impacts of COVID-19

…airports face a surge in operating expenses due to increases in custodial costs, extra shifts and staffing, additional hand sanitizers in airport public areas for passengers and employees, and additional education and training for airport employees and contractors. U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow called on federal officials…

Airports Act As Shutdown Drags On

Airports Act As Shutdown Drags On

…a preliminary calculation by the U.S. Travel Association’s economic research department. This includes a daily cost of nearly $50 million in direct domestic travel spending, plus more than $50 million in indirect and induced travel-related output, caused by suspended national parks visitor services as well as the standstill of travel…

Travel Expands For 101st Straight Month, U.S. Travel Says

Travel Expands For 101st Straight Month, U.S. Travel Says

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.4 percent year-over-year in May, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index. The growth marks the industry’s 101st straight month of overall expansion. However, the organization says mounting trade tensions work against America’s pursuit of an increased share in the…

Mistakes in 2017 Arrivals Data Call Travel Slump Into Question

Mistakes in 2017 Arrivals Data Call Travel Slump Into Question

…percent of all services exports in 2016, creating a $83.9 billion balance of trade surplus for that sector. The 2017 slump in arrivals was trumpeted as a warning. “These numbers are an undeniable wake-up call,” Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, said in December. “Correcting this…