Legislative Solutions to Revive Travel and Tourism and Create Jobs

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 “Legislative Solutions to Revive Travel and Tourism and Create Jobs” at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. This hearing will examine a staff discussion draft of bipartisan legislation, the Omnibus Travel and Tourism Act of 2021, that would support the recovery of the travel and tourism economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The draft Omnibus Travel and Tourism Act includes provisions to study the impacts of COVD-19 on the travel and tourism industry, elevate travel and tourism matters at the US Department of Commerce, promote travel to the United States, and set visitation goals for international travelers to the United States.

  

Witnesses: 

 

  • Ms. Tori Emerson Barnes, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy, U.S. Travel Association
  • Mr. Christopher Bidwell, Senior Vice President of Security, Airports Council International – North America
  • Mr. Chirag Shah, Senior Vice President of Federal Affairs, American Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Ms. Suzanne Neufang, CEO, Global Business Travel Association

 

*Witness List is Subject to Change 

Hearing Details: 

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

3:00 P.M. EDT 

Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion

Senate Commerce Committee Hearing Room

Russell 253

 

Livestream available at www.commerce.senate.gov

 

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Testimony

  • Ms. Tori Emerson Barnes

    Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy
    U.S. Travel Association
    Download Testimony (233.16 KB)
  • Mr. Christopher Bidwell

    Senior Vice President of Security
    Airports Council International – North America
    Download Testimony (154.28 KB)
  • Mr. Chirag Shah

    Senior Vice President of Federal Affairs
    American Hotel and Lodging Association
    Download Testimony (403.25 KB)
  • Ms. Suzanne Neufang

    CEO
    Global Business Travel Association
    Download Testimony (140.51 KB)