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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...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2021 Media Contact:  Colleen Frerichs | cfrerichs@kivvit.com New Travel Technology Association Poll Reveals US Travelers Overwhelmingly Value Short-Term Rentals Poll shows over 70% of travelers stayed in a short-term rental this summer, staying for at least 3 days Arlington, Virginia — Today, The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) released new polling data from a survey of over 1,000 individuals in the...

Travel Tech President Steve Shur releases statement on the Biden Administration's new, relaxed travel restrictions for vaccinated foreign passengers: Travel Technology Association Statement on Biden Administration's new, relaxed travel restrictions for vaccinated foreign passengers: “Today, the Biden administration announced a new travel policy for vaccinated foreign travelers.  Effective this November, international passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to...

KTRH: Texas House Committee Advance Bill to Tax Travel Agent Bookings By Nik Rajkovic As the travel industry looks to rebound from COVIC restrictions, Texas lawmakers have quietly advanced a bill that would tax the use of travel agencies, whether online or brick-and-mortar. Grover Norquist with Americans for Tax Reform says HB 2889 would be an additional cost passed onto consumers. “If you go to a hotel and...

RedState: It Sure Seems Like Texas Republicans Want to Raise Taxes By Joe Cunningham Ahead of a windfall made possible by the federal government’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bailout, the Texas state budget appears to be in good shape this year. Despite expected shortfalls due to the pandemic, lawmakers in Texas should be able to breathe easy and not have to make any major...

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. ...