The travel industry is taking a catastrophic hit. According to a recent analysis by the US Travel Association, COVID-19 has already resulted in a loss of 8 million travel-related American jobs. Additionally, total spending loss on travel in the United States, which includes transportation, lodging, retail, attractions, and restaurants, is expected to top a half a trillion dollars by year end. This projected $502 billion is a 45 percent decrease from last year, and is nine times greater than the impact of 9/11.
A travel vacation should not only be an unforgettable experience, but offer solid peace of mind. That’s why USTOA created a consumer protection fund which protects consumers who book with our Active Members.
United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) is a professional, voluntary trade association created with the primary purpose of promoting integrity within the tour operator industry. USTOA is not a tour operator and it does not conduct tours, but our members do.