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Published Mar 20, 2020 12:00AM


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A group of leaders from 11 travel and tourism associations representing various parts of the industry convened in person and by phone Thursday in Washington, DC to discuss the key issues facing the industry as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and to ensure that small businesses are not overlooked as government relief is addressed. The Department of Commerce was also a part of the discussion.

The industry leaders stressed the vital and urgent need of the Federal Government to take action that is swift, clear in its direction, and provides grants, favorable loans, and other relief mechanisms to address the market failure small businesses face within the travel and tourism industry.

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