U.S. Travel Comments on Partial Federal Government Shutdown

'The ability to travel in the U.S. is a nonpartisan issue'

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President Jonathan Grella:

“The ability to travel in the U.S. is a nonpartisan issue, and airports, visas and Customs appeared largely unaffected by the partial federal shutdown before Monday. But if aspects of the shutdown are beginning to hinder the air travel process, political leaders need to understand that there will be immediate and measurable harm to the U.S. economy and jobs—and those concerns are non-partisan, as well. The U.S. travel community is closely monitoring developments and is prepared to quantify the economic fallout of related travel disruptions so that policymakers stay fully informed.”