The State of Travel and Tourism During COVID

April 13, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Chair of the Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, will convene a hearing titled, “The State of Travel and Tourism During COVID,” at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. This hearing will examine the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel and tourism industry, with a particular focus on the hotels, conventions, and the broader hospitality industry. It will also review regional impacts of COVID on tourism-heavy economies and those communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic's resulting economic downturn. Witnesses will have the opportunity to provide their insights surrounding these critical issues, as well as discuss solutions for supporting and revitalizing the travel and tourism industry moving forward.


  • Mr. Steve Hill, CEO and President, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
  • Mr. Jorge Perez, Regional Portfolio President, MGM Resorts International 
  • Ms. Carol Dover, President and CEO, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
  • Ms. Tori Emerson Barnes, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Policy, U.S. Travel Association

Hearing Details:

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

3:00 p.m. EDT


This hearing will take place in the Russell Senate Office Building 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

*In order to maintain physical distancing as advised by the Office of the Attending Physician, seating for credentialed press will be limited throughout the course of the hearing. Due to current limited access to the Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream.



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