Travel Industry Praises COVID-19 Stimulus Package; $15 Billion for Airlines

The travel industry applauded lawmakers after congressional leaders reached a deal on a nearly $900 billion COVID-19 relief package. It passed Congress Monday, and President Donald Trump was expected to sign the bill Tuesday.

"We applaud the bipartisan group of senators that drove progress forward, and the congressional leadership for striking a bipartisan agreement to produce this desperately needed assistance," U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow said in a statement. "The agreed-upon provisions will give many suffering businesses a bridge to 2021.

"More will be needed to restore the 4.5 million travel jobs lost in the travel and tourism industry, but the process that produced this agreement is hopefully a positive sign for what will be possible to achieve in the next Congress."

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