'Travel Works for America' National Advocacy Tour Launches in Washington, DC

‘Travel Works for America’ National Advocacy Tour Launches in Washington, DC

“Travel Works for America,” a national advocacy tour that aims to highlight the $2.6 trillion economic impact created by travel, relaunched with its first stop on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. this week, according to the U.S. Travel Association.

Wednesday’s kickoff event was held during the 40th anniversary of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) and moved on from Capitol Hill to the National Aquarium in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, followed by a Thursday rally with Destination DC in downtown Washington’s Franklin Park and a visit to Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia.

Rep. Diaz Balart (R-FL), Rep. Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Rep. Letlow (R-LA), Rep. LaHood (R-IL), Rep. McCaul (R-TX), Rep. Amodei (R-NV), Rep. Bilirakis (R-FL), Chm. Hudson (R-NC), Rep. Moore (R-UT) and Chm. Smith (R-MO) were among the elected officials who gathered for coffee and donuts at the branded Travel Works food truck on Capitol Hill while representatives from U.S. Travel, Visit Baltimore and the National Aquarium handed out refreshments in Maryland’s largest city.

The final capital area Travel Works stop in Old Town Alexandria featured a tour through the historic city with Visit Alexandria.

“Our Travel Works activations will take the powerful message of the industry’s impact on the American economy from Capitol Hill to cities across the nation, demonstrating for lawmakers and community leaders how travel benefits not only their regions but also other sectors within the economy,” Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, said in a statement.

U.S. Travel is planning future Travel Works stops in Charleston, South Carolina; Boston; Detroit; Savannah, Georgia and Orlando, Florida, among other cities.

The Travel Works for America roadshow debuted in 2019 with stops in St. Louis and Columbus, Ohio.

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