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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...

The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry released a statement today (acknowledging two years since the beginning of significant global lockdowns and travel restrictions). The world’s leading travel technology platforms that facilitate the competitive and transparent marketplace for travel, benefitting global travel consumers, called on the United States government to ease travel restrictions for vaccinated...

Public Comments Filed Responding to International Trade Administration Request For Input The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry, today released its comments in response to the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) request for public input on the development of a new National Travel and Tourism Strategy. Specific Travel Tech recommendations to ITA include: Eliminating pre-departure testing requirements for vaccinated...

The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry, called for eliminating the testing requirement for US-bound vaccinated travelers based on data and science. On January 19, 2022, The World Health Organization recommended the following to state parties: “Lift or ease international traffic bans as they do not provide added value and continue to contribute to the economic and social...

Legislation Protects Transparency & Competition in Online Marketplace Arlington, VA – The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry, applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage of the American Innovation and Online Choice Act. The legislation addresses unfair market practices and self-preferencing by leading search engines. If passed, consumers, especially travel consumers, will benefit from efficient and transparent searches...

Travel Tech President Steve Shur releases statement on U.S. opening borders to fully vaccinated visitors: U.S. re-opens borders to fully vaccinated visitors: “Today marks a pivotal moment for the US economy and the travel and tourism industry after nearly two years of unprecedented hardship during the Covid-19 pandemic. Re-opening the United States’ borders to international travelers will provide an economic stimulus to...

As world leaders convened in Glasgow to discuss climate action for COP26, Travel Tech released a sustainability report detailing Travel Tech members’ work to foster responsible practices at their own facilities, while also supporting the travel ecosystem and communities that thrive as a result of the travel and tourism economy. ...

Travel Tech President Steve Shur releases statement on U.S. opening borders to fully vaccinated visitors: U.S. will re-open borders to fully vaccinated visitors on November 8: “Today’s announcement by the White House lifting restrictions on international travelers beginning Nov. 8 marks a much-anticipated reopening of our borders. The reopening of international travel will provide long-needed economic relief to the travel and tourism industry,...

Travel Tech President Steve Shur releases statement on Mexico - Canada Border re-opening to fully vaccinated visitors: US will re-open Canadian and Mexican borders to fully vaccinated visitors: “Today marks an important milestone for the recovery of the travel industry, which has suffered tremendously throughout the pandemic. Cross-border travel and commerce is vital to the economies of the United States, Mexico, and...