The travel industry leaders in the U.S. have just submitted a new series of measures to Congress, intending to help employers manage the latest wave of coronavirus, as America experiences a fresh spike of fears surrounding traveling.
The U.S. Travel Association (USTA) sent an appeal to make sure there are special logistic rules for the next coronavirus relief package, essentially outlining what it will take to keep the industry afloat.
Without broad and comprehensive federal assistance, industry leaders are in fear that the traveling will remain unwelcomed long after the country’s overall economic rebound begins. “You name it, this industry and its workers need it.”
“This level of catastrophe was not to be foreseen, and there’s no telling how many of the eight million jobs we’ve lost so far will remain gone forever. Without aggressive federal intervention to keep the industry on life support, the travel industry may never come back from it” Dow asserted.
Among the requested aid measures is support for introducing new health-related protocols, as well as a plea for government incentives to get Americans traveling fully possible.
Destination Analysts’ researchers have discovered that the percentage of people willing to travel in fall 2020 is down to 36 percent from the 50 percent polled in early June.
Dow said, “Our appeal to the Congress is big because the problem is massive and is only growing right us. Travel companies have worked hard to retain their workers, but most have had zero revenue coming in for four months now and, if they’re forced to close, then when traveling can resume, they cannot hire anyone.”
“For jobs to be able to return, everyone needs to be wearing face masks in public,” Dow added. “It is very clear that face masks and other good health procedures are critical to dissipating the health crisis and making an economic rebound possible. The country’s collective record on this need to improve, otherwise, the virus will stand longer than it should.”