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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. ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2021 Media Contact:  Tricia Busch | tbusch@kivvit.com New Travel Technology Association Poll: Travelers Value Choice and In-State Travel for 2021  After grinding to a halt in 2020, travel is expected to boom in 2021 with over 80% of consumers saying they plan to travel Arlington, Virginia -- Today, The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) released new polling data from a survey of...

Travel Tech President Steve Shur releases statement on new CDC travel guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans Travel Technology Association Statement on New CDC Travel Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated Americans “As one of the largest industries in the nation – supporting 1 in 10 jobs in 2019 – the travel and tourism industry has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout this difficult...

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,...