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The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry, applauds the Biden Administration’s announcement that it will drop the COVID-19 testing requirements for U.S.-bound vaccinated travelers. “Now that this mandate is ending, the travel industry can focus on making a full pandemic recovery and families can move forward with summer travel plans, both domestically and globally,” says...

Information, Transparency, and Marketplace Competition   The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry, shared travel tips to consumers as demand for business and leisure travel increases. Travel Tech members provide a competitive marketplace for consumers, empowering them with travel information, transparency, and options. “As consumers face higher prices across the board for all goods and services, they must...

CDC Guidance for Domestic Travel Testing a ‘Step Backward’ The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry, called guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to test for COVID-19 before domestic travel a “step backward”. The association also renewed its call for eliminating the testing requirement for U.S.-bound vaccinated travelers based on data and science.  On January 19,...

The Travel Technology Association applauds the work our members are doing to support the safety of the people in and around Ukraine through relief and recovery efforts. Millions have fled Ukraine and many more could be displaced as the conflict continues. Travel Tech’s members are committed to leveraging their platforms and resources to help in a variety of ways. The...

Competition & Consumer Choice in Travel Industry Key Rebound Features The US Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry, and eu travel tech today released comprehensive research reports from Phocuswright, the world’s leading travel industry research authority. The research shows travel industry innovators, including global distribution systems (GDS), online travel agencies (OTA) and metasearch companies, travel...

Transparency & Robust Competition Essential for Travel Consumers and Economic Recovery The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry, is joining with nearly 100 other companies and consumer organizations urging support for important consumer protection legislation. The American Innovation and Choice Online Act passed by both the House and Senate Judiciary Committees strengthens competition enforcers’ ability to address...

March 24, 2022 Mayor Muriel Bowser 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004 Dear Mayor Bowser: On behalf of the Travel Technology Association and our members, I am writing to you regarding the District of Columbia short-term rental regulation published on December 3, 2021. For the reasons set forth below, we respectfully request that you direct the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to...

United States Risks Falling Behind as U.K. and Other Nations Lift Restrictions Following the announcement that the U.K. is lifting all travel restrictions related to COVID-19, the Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry, renewed its call for the United States government to do the same. In a statement earlier this week, renewing its call for the United States government...

Travel and Tourism Industry Committed to Emissions Reduction and Sustainability The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry, participated in a webinar today, titled: Sustainability in Travel and Tourism: the Road to Net-Zero. The event was moderated by Dr. Gregory Miller, Executive Director, Center for Responsible Travel, and featured expert panelists including: Erik Hansen, Vice President, US...

The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry, released a statement today to continue to advocate for competition in the marketplace. With demand for travel remaining extremely high combined with rising fuel prices and other inflationary pressure, travel industry leaders facilitate a competitive and transparent marketplace for consumers. Reducing consumer costs and stretching their dollars allow for extended...