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U.S. Travel Forecasts Industry Performance

Domestic travel will slow slightly along with softer economic growth in 2020

The U.S. Travel Association (U.S. Travel) forecasts that international travel to the U.S. will return to growth this year and accelerate through 2023, and that the pace of domestic travel will slow slightly along with softer economic growth in 2020.

U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow will highlight the group’s assessment of the travel industry’s performance in a “State of the U.S. Travel Industry” address on Feb. 5 in Washington, DC.

U.S. Travel has been closely monitoring the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that started in China and assessing the impact on travel and tourism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned American travelers to avoid nonessential travel to China and the White House is reportedly considering suspending flights from China to the U.S. Dow said in a statement Jan. 28 that the coronavirus outbreak is “evolving rapidly” and that travelers should monitor guidance offered by the CDC and other public health organizations.

“At the moment, health experts continue to emphasize that the coronavirus risk in the U.S. remains low, and that the precautions being undertaken are specific to travel to and from China," Dow said.

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