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The Great Travel Depression

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the travel industry contributed $2.6 trillion to the economy, supported 15.8 million American jobs overall—8.9 million directly— and delivered a $69 billion trade surplus last year. Travel was a #2 overall export for the U.S., a one in 10 employer in every state and a critical driver of economic development for communities nationwide.

It is clear: when travel thrives, so does America.

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