February 2, 2022
What’s Next for the Travel Industry — and for Roger Dow? In outlining actions to spur recovery, Dow hinted at his own plan to “solve the industry’s biggest challenge” when he steps down from his leadership role in July.
The U.S. Travel Association's 2022 State of the Industry Address, delivered via webcast today from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., became, in part, a grateful sendoff for president and CEO Roger Dow, who will step down from the organization in July.
Tori Emerson Barnes, U.S. Travel’s executive vice president of public affairs and policy, outlined the progress the industry has made and described short-term objectives as well as a longer-term vision for the future. The organization has identified five areas that require immediate action by Congress and the Biden administration: workforce concerns; travel facilitation and security; the future of travel mobility; sustainability; and diversity, equity and inclusion.
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