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Workers and Small Businesses Are the Backbone of the Travel Industry

They need relief now

Yesterday, fellow travel industry leaders joined me at the White House to deliver a critical message to President Trump, Vice President Pence and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: travel industry workers and travel businesses—83 percent of which are small businesses—need relief from the coronavirus disaster, and they need it now.

The latest economic impact numbers—prepared for the U.S. Travel Association by Tourism Economics—underscore the urgency in getting workers the aid they so desperately need: decreased travel due to coronavirus will inflict an $809 billion total hit on the U.S. economy and eliminate 4.6 million travel-related American jobs this year.

We are all feeling the hit from this dire situation, but it is the workers on the lower rungs of the economic ladder who will suffer the most.

Please select this link to read the complete blog post from LinkedIn.

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