Subcommittee: Reviving International Travel and Tourism to Create and Restore Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), the Chair of the Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, will convene a hearing titled, “Reviving International Travel and Tourism to Create and Restore Jobs,” at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. This hearing will examine the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on international travel to the United States, with a particular focus on ripple-effects on other industries, such as hospitality and tourism. It will also review regional impacts of COVID-19 on the communities and workers hardest hit by decreases in international travel to the United States. Witnesses will have the opportunity to provide their insights surrounding these critical issues, as well as discuss solutions for supporting, promoting, and revitalizing safe international travel to the U.S. moving forward, increasing international tourism, and supporting businesses and workers dependent on leisure and business travelers from abroad.


  • Mr. William “Bill” D. Talbert III, President and CEO, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Mr. Christopher Thompson, President and CEO, Brand USA
  • Ms. Rosemary Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation, McCarran International Airport

Hearing Details:

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

3:00 p.m. EDT

Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion


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

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  • Mr. Christopher Thompson

    President and CEO
    Brand USA
    Download Testimony (171.79 KB)
  • Ms. Rosemary Vassiliadis

    Director of Aviation
    McCarran International Airport
  • Mr. William Talbert

    President and CEO
    Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
    Download Testimony (151.41 KB)