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USTOA Travel Ban Statement

Published Jan 31, 2017 12:00AM


USTOA STATEMENT REGARDING CURRENT TRAVEL BAN  

 

NEW YORK – January 31, 2017 – For 45 years, the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) has proudly shared our nation and the world with guests. Through this, safety and security have always been the highest priorities of our members. It is also of paramount importance that the United States preserve its longstanding tradition as a welcoming and hospitable destination.

 

The travel and tourism industry is a major economic engine in the US, representing more than $2.1 trillion and supporting 15.1 million jobs (as reported in 2016). The Active Members of USTOA contributed nearly $15 billion to the U.S. tour operator industry in 2016, representing 8.6 million individual travelers.

 

It is the hope of USTOA that a thoughtful approach will balance the issues surrounding security while not jeopardizing the livelihoods of millions of American citizens both here and abroad. USTOA will monitor the evolving situation to provide information to our members and continue to work with federal agencies and the administration to minimize inconvenience to their guests.

 

For more information on USTOA, visit www.ustoa.com, call 212-599-6599, or email information@ustoa.com.

 

About USTOA: 

Representing nearly $15 billion in revenue, the member companies of U.S. Tour Operators Association provide tours, packages and custom arrangements that allow 8.6 million travelers annually unparalleled access, insider knowledge, peace-of-mind, value and freedom to enjoy destinations and experiences across the entire globe.   Each member company has met the travel industry’s highest standards, including participation in the USTOA’s Travelers Assistance Program, which protects consumer payments up to $1 million if the company goes out of business. 

 

As a voice for the tour operator industry for more than 40 years, USTOA also provides education and assistance for consumers and travel agents.

 

Contact:

Gina Dolecki/Katherine Henry                                            

Redpoint Marketing PR., Inc.

212-229-0119

dolecki@redpointpr.com / henry@redpointpr.com   

 

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