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Today, Joseph Biden Jr. was elected the 46th president of the United States, making Donald J. Trump the first incumbent to lose re-election in more than a quarter-century.
Roger Dow, CEO and president of U.S. Travel Association, congratulated President-elect Biden on his victory on behalf of the American travel industry.
"We applaud President-elect Biden’s objective of helping the industries most heavily impacted by the pandemic,” Dow said. “The travel industry accounts for more than a third of overall U.S. unemployment, and policies to promote relief, recovery and stimulus for travel businesses are integral to a U.S. economic turnaround.”
We applaud President-elect Biden’s objective of helping the industries most heavily impacted by the pandemic.
Dow highlighted Biden’s promise to build economic growth by containing the spread of COVID-19, which has majorly impacted the global travel industry.
"We share the emphasis on combatting the spread of COVID-19 expressed by the president-elect while building economic growth,” Dow said. “The right combination of technologies and behaviors already exists to allow the restart of travel without compromising health and safety, and making rapid and reliable testing more widely available will be a key element of an even broader economic reopening.
There is a dire need to protect and sustain jobs in every single congressional district, and enacting the policies to do that will require the political parties to come together. We stand ready to work closely with the Biden administration and both chambers of Congress to achieve policy goals that revive our economy and bring our country together — a hallmark of the travel industry.”
The results of the 2020 presidential election echo the findings of a recent Need to Know survey of TravelAge West readers, which found that most U.S. travel advisors planned to vote for Joe Biden for president.