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U.S. Travel Industry Releases Guidance for “Travel in the New Normal”

U.S. Travel Industry Releases Guidance for “Travel in the New Normal” Task force of physicians and travel leaders authored health-focused travel guidance across all segments of travel WASHINGTON (May 4, 2020)—Following a collaboration between medical experts and a broad array of businesses and organizations, the U.S. travel industry submitted to the White House and governors […]Read More

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Nevada Division of Tourism | COVID-19 Resources

Along with the Nevada Governor’s Office and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, the Nevada Division of Tourism is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19. We are taking precautions according to information and recommendations released by the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization. At this time, federal public health officials have […]Read More

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Letter to Travel Nevada Industry Partners

April 29, 2020 Nevada Tourism Partners, As we enter the month of May after six weeks of shutdown, we all wonder when we will be able to resume a daily routine that can be deemed anything close to normal. Beyond that, we are apprehensive about the stability of the economy and the ongoing threat of […]Read More

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CARES Act Webinar Slides, Information

From U.S. Travel Association CARES Act Webinar U.S. Travel hosted a webinar earlier today to walk our members through the provisions of the CARES Act for which travel industry companies are eligible. Please see helpful resources below—all of which are also available on our CARES Act resources page—to ensure as many travel companies as possible are […]Read More

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U.S. Travel Association CARES Act Webinar

From U.S. Travel Association: To ensure that our industry is well-equipped to take advantage of everything the CARES Act offers, we will be hosting a webinar with U.S. Travel’s government relations team tomorrow, March 30, at 12 p.m. PT to walk you through the legislation, share the available resources we developed with details of the bill and eligibility for […]Read More

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NEVADA’S TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEEDS RELIEF TODAY

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CARES Act: Coronavirus Relief Package

From U.S. Travel Association | 3.25.2020 Congress and the administration are close to an agreement on the CARES Act to help businesses and workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This is the largest economic relief package in our nation’s history. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote tonight or early tomorrow, and the House intends to vote […]Read More

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Roger Dow | Special Message on Coronavirus (March 19, 2020)

Roger Dow | Special Message on Coronavirus (March 19, 2020) from U.S. Travel on Vimeo.Read More

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Letter to Partners

Dear Industry Partners, Colleagues, and Friends Around the World: What an unprecedented situation we are facing, one of anxiety and uncertainty. We want you to know that we share those feelings. But as we face this new reality, we face it together as an industry. You are not alone, and we are listening to your […]Read More

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Travel Nevada Office Closure Announcement

Partners, in guidance from Gov. Sisolak’s office, Travel Nevada will close its offices through March 27. This decision was made to protect the staff’s health and safety. Please know that you and this industry are our main focus, and we will update you through this situation.Read More

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Rural Roundup Update

In light of the current global crisis with COVID-19 and the Governor’s declaration of a State of Emergency, Travel Nevada and officials from Storey County have made the difficult decision to postpone the Rural Roundup, scheduled for April 8-10, 2020. This event means the world to us, and this decision was not made lightly, but […]Read More

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A Message from U.S. Travel Assocation President and CEO Roger Dow

March 13, 2020 “The coronavirus outbreak is having an unprecedented impact on the U.S. travel industry as well as the broader economy. “U.S. Travel is actively engaging with Congress and The White House on a series of policies that will provide support, relief and recovery in the near-term – including to the many small businesses […]Read More

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Brand USA COVID-19 Update | 3.13.2020

March 13, 2020 Dear Partners: All of us in the travel industry are privileged to work in jobs that allow us to speak to the innate human desire to explore and discover new places and experiences. As the destination storytellers for the United States of America, Brand USA has the particular honor to help drive […]Read More

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U.S. Travel Community Reacts to Increased Travel Restrictions

PRESS RELEASE | March 12, 2020 WASHINGTON – U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announced suspension of most air travel to and from Europe: “In taking aggressive steps to protect the public against coronavirus, the U.S. government should now consider equally aggressive steps to protect America’s workforce and […]Read More

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U.S. Travel Assocation | Coronavirus Update | 3.10.20

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Travel Leaders Echo Experts: Make Fact-Based Decisions about Traveling

PRESS RELEASE | March 10, 2020 WASHINGTON – A coalition of 150 travel-related organizations issued the following statement on the latest developments around coronavirus (signatories below): “For the travel and hospitality industry, the safety of the traveling public, our guests and our employees is of the utmost importance. We are in daily contact with public health […]Read More

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary | 3.09.20

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html *This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. Updated March 9, 2020 Background CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that we first detected in China and which has now been detected […]Read More

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Special Message from Roger Dow

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Gov. Sisolak Releases Statement Regarding Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Nevada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2020 CONTACT: Ryan McInerney Communications Director rmcinerney@gov.nv.gov Gov. Sisolak Releases Statement Regarding Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Nevada Carson City, NV – Earlier today, the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) announced Nevada’s first presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. As stated by SNHD, test results are considered […]Read More

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Cortez Masto Statement on Announcement of First Presumptive COVID-19 Case in Nevada

March 05, 2020 CORTEZ MASTO STATEMENT ON ANNOUNCEMENT OF FIRST PRESUMPTIVE COVID-19 CASE IN NEVADA Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after the Southern Nevada Health District announced the first presumptive case of COVID-19 in the State of Nevada. “I’m continuing to work with Governor Sisolak and the entire […]Read More

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A Message from Leaders of the Meetings and Events Industry

A Message from Leaders of the Meetings and Events Industry March 5, 2020 We share the concern about the coronavirus and the questions this challenge presents. The health and wellbeing of the public is always paramount. The goal, of course, in any moment of public health concern is to be guided by expert information, grounded […]Read More

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Reno-Tahoe International Airport | COVID-19 Travel Info

While Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is not a gateway airport for non-stop arrivals from countries that are hard hit by the Coronavirus, the information below can help you travel through RNO, and other airports, in a safer way. Reno-Tahoe International Airport actions The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) follows the guidance provided by public health experts […]Read More

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McCarran Update Re: COVID-19

March 5, 2020 McCarran International Airport is working closely with public health officials at the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the status of COVID-19 in our region and support a coordinated response. The SNHD is currently investigating the circumstances of a Clark County resident […]Read More

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Top business advocacy group leaders on coronavirus: Don’t overreact

By Alex Gangitano – 3.4.20 Five top business leaders on Wednesday put on a united front to tell Americans not to panic about the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas Donohue, U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow, Airlines for America CEO Nicholas Calio, National Retail Federation Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel Stephanie […]Read More

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Coronavirus Update | 3.3.20

COVID-19 Situation Summary This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. Updated March 3, 2020 Background CDC is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has […]Read More

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U.S. Travel Association Coronavirus Update | 2.28.20

From U.S. Travel Association On Wednesday, President Trump held a press conference on the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The president said that the executive branch considered, but discarded, any additional travel restrictions outside of China at this time. The press conference came on the heels of Tuesday comments by a Centers for […]Read More

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A Message from IPW 2020

Dear IPW Delegates and Friends: I would like to share a brief update about IPW 2020 following today’s announcement by ITB Berlin. As you have likely learned, ITB Berlin confirmed its decision to cancel their 2020 event. German government officials, acting on the counsel of the country’s health ministry, determined this to be the appropriate […]Read More

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ITB Berlin 2020 will not take place

Due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Economics have stated their opinion that ITB Berlin be cancelled. This evening at 1827 hrs, the responsible health authority of the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Berlin imposed significantly tighter restrictions on holding the event. Among […]Read More

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ITB China 2020 is postponed

ITB China 2020, which was scheduled to take place from 13-15 May 2020 in Shanghai is being postponed due to the ongoing implications of the COVID-19 outbreak. The deferred show dates will be further announced by the show organizer. The decision is based on the current risk evaluation of the COVID-19 epidemic by local and […]Read More

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Message from Nevada Department of Health and Human Services | 2.11.20

Dear Nevada State Employees and Coworkers: You have most likely heard about the coronavirus in the media in recent weeks, as there is an ongoing epidemic of a novel strain of the virus currently centered in China. The virus is gradually spreading worldwide, and a growing number of countries a reporting cases among travelers from […]Read More

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ADVISORY | Travelers from China Arriving in the United States

Source: CDC.gov To slow the spread of 2019 novel coronavirus into the United States, CDC is working with public health partners to implement new travel procedures announced in a Presidential Proclamation on Novel Coronavirus. In summary: Foreign nationals who have visited China in the past 14 days may not enter the United States. American citizens, […]Read More

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Coronavirus Update | 2.11.20 Live Press Conference from top CDC official

Dr. Anne Schuchat, a top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is holding a press conference in Washington about the outbreak, which has killed more people than SARS. Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the CDC, is speaking at the National Press Club. Watch the live press conference here. — Will FeuerRead More

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Coronavirus: A three-week story or something longer?

Coronavirus: A three-week story or something longer? By Arnie Weissmann | Jan 31, 2020 U.S. Travel Association CEO Roger Dow said Friday it was too early to say whether coronavirus would end up being a three-week story or something longer. “The problem is, the numbers lag,” he said, making it difficult to assess impact quickly. “My […]Read More

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Coronavirus Update | Sales/Media Mission

Under the guidance from our in-country representative agency, as well as the tourism industry at large, Travel Nevada will be postponing our sales/media mission to China in May. We will be monitoring the situation and readdress our plans when the travel market is stabilized.Read More

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Coronavirus Update | 2.7.20 Information for Businesses

Source Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), February 2020 This interim guidance is based one what is currently known about the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. […]Read More

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Coronavirus Update | 2.4.20

On Tuesday, 2/4/2020 U.S. Travel hosted a call with its member organizations’ Washington representatives to provide an update on Chinese coronavirus. U.S. Travel has participated in calls with the White House’s presidential task force and has been in constant contact with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control […]Read More