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In a January 19 letter, hundreds of travel-related organizations, including ASAE, asked congressional leadership to take immediate action on federal policies that would accelerate the return of business and international travel demand.

More than 600 travel industry organizations, including ASAE, signed on to a letter [PDF] urging lawmakers to take action on near-term federal policies to restore and grow the U.S. travel industry.

The letter, organized by the U.S. Travel Association, points out that the COVID-19 pandemic has cost the travel industry over $730 billion in lost spending since March 2020. After showing signs of recovery last year, travel-related businesses are facing renewed hardship now as the omicron variant continues to disrupt the economy.

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