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Travel Tech President Steve Shur releases statement on new Senate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion.  Travel Technology Association Statement on New Senate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion “On behalf of the membership of the Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), we congratulate Chairwoman Jacky Rosen, Ranking Member Rick Scott and fellow members of the newly created Senate Subcommittee on Tourism,...

As American leaders strategize proposals and policies to jumpstart our nation’s economy, the Travel Technology Association urges legislators to prioritize initiatives that aid the recovery of the travel and tourism industry, which in turn will strengthen the American economy and protect millions of American workers. According to the U.S. Travel Association, in 2019, direct spending by domestic and international travelers...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 9, 2021 Media Contact:  Tricia Busch tbusch@kivvit.com             New Travel Technology Association Report Highlights Huge Pent-Up Demand for Travel, Shifts in Travel Consumer Behavior                                                                 ...

Travel Tech President Steve Shur commends President Biden for implementing standards on mask wearing while traveling.  Statement by the Travel Technology Association on President Biden Implementing Mask-Wearing Standards for Travel “The Travel Technology Association commends President Biden for implementing standards for mask wearing while traveling and acknowledging that safe and responsible travel is possible when taking the right precautions. “Throughout the pandemic, Travel...

Travel Tech President Steve Shur speaks on Portland, Maine's rejected referendum restricting short-term rentals.  Statement by the Travel Technology Association on the Rejection of Portland, Maine Short-Term Rental Restrictions Referendum  “This election, voters in Portland, Maine rejected unnecessary restrictions against short-term rentals by striking down a referendum banning non-owner occupied short-term rentals and increasing registration fees. Short-term rentals provide invaluable economic opportunities...

Travel Tech joins with the U.S. Travel Association and numerous other organizations in the travel and tourism industry to urge Congress to support the Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act.   Statement by the Travel Technology Association in Support of the Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act “The travel and tourism industry has never seen anything quite like 2020, as the economic impact...

New research from Expedia Group in partnership with global research firm BVA BDRC shows that OTA travelers spend more and stay for longer, leading to economic stimulus for destinations and communities. The research points to the increasing importance of OTA travelers to propel economic recovery for the US travel industry. The full report can be found here. ...

The way travel used to be isn’t going to happen again for a while, and the travel industry as a whole will need to work together and adapt to meet this challenge or face a grim fate. Fortunately, some travel technology companies are doing just that and already innovating to make the future of travel even better than it was...

There is widespread agreement in the aviation and travel industries that appropriate COVID-19 testing protocols can enable the reopening of international travel markets while increasing confidence in the health and safety of the air transportation system.   Dear Secretary Azar, Secretary Chao and Acting Secretary Wolf: As aviation community stakeholders we are writing to urge the Administration to take steps needed to safely...