When we lay out the welcome mat for business travelers and tourists, businesses can create good jobs for Americans and bring added revenue into our communities. By making travel and tourism a priority, we are ensuring that when tourists are ready to travel and businesspeople are ready to make deals, they come to the greatest travel destination of them all—the United States.
The pandemic has had a significant impact on both business travel and leisure travel. Here’s what businesses need to know about travel beyond COVID-19.
The Chamber is working to get domestic and international travel back on track because tourism, global commerce, and supply chain flows all depend on it. That means safely lifting travel restrictions, broadening visa waiver programs, limiting wait times at Customs, and implementing trusted traveler programs to reduce the hassles without jeopardizing safety.
Discover how companies are making travel safer in the post-COVID world, COVID-19’s impact on the travel industry, and what to expect for post-pandemic travel.
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- InternationalVirtual InSTEP Discussion: UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-GreenfieldThursday, January 2004:00 PM EST - 04:45 PM EST
- FinanceTecTalk with Representatives Gerry Connolly and Darrell IssaThursday, January 2004:00 PM EST - 04:45 PM EST
- Climate ChangeBuilding Momentum to COP27: Public-Private Collaboration on ClimateMonday, January 24 - Tuesday, January 2509:00 AM EST - 01:00 PM EST
- Oct 13, 2021U.S. Chamber Applauds Lift of Non-Essential Travel Ban WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Immigration Policy Jon Baselice released the following statement today on the amended DHS regulations to allow non-essential travelers who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate paperwork to enter the U.S.:
- Sep 20, 2021U.S. Chamber Welcomes Decision to Lift Travel Restrictions WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement today on the Biden Administration’s decision to ease foreign travel restrictions to the United States:
- Sep 13, 2021Travel and Tourism: What Businesses Need to Know Now The pandemic has had a significant impact on both business travel and leisure travel. Here’s what businesses need to know about travel beyond COVID-19.
- Jul 01, 2021“We’re in Survival Mode:” On the Delaware Shore, Small Businesses Struggle to Stay Afloat Amid Worker Shortage In seaside Rehoboth, it's a devastating and all-too-common narrative for tourism-dependent employers amid a national workforce crisis.
- Jun 25, 2021U.S. Chamber calls for reciprocity on US-EU travel opening WASHINGTON, D.C. - Marjorie Chorlins, U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President for European Affairs, issued the following statement urging the U.S. government to lift restrictions on European travelers to the United States. While Europe has moved forward with plans to ease restrictions following the recent U.S.-EU Leaders’ Summit, the United States has yet to offer reciprocal access.
- Apr 14, 2021From Pharaohs and Pyramids to Post-Pandemic Priorities in Egypt: 4 Ideas for the Biden Administration Four recommendations for the Biden Administration to strengthen U.S.-Egypt business relations.
- Jul 16, 2020U.S. Chamber Letter on the Phase 4 Coronavirus Relief Legislation This Hill letter was sent to the President of the United States Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
- Jul 14, 2020U.S. Chamber Letter on FY21 Homeland Security Appropriations This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Appropriations, on FY21 Homeland Security Appropriations.
- May 14, 2020U.S. Chamber Letter on the Registered Traveler Modernization Act This Hill letter was sent to Senators Krysten Sinema and Dan Sullivan, thanking them for introducing the Registered Traveler Modernization Act.
- Mar 16, 2020Quick Take: Coronavirus' Economic Impact What you need to know about the economic impact of COVID-19 in the U.S.