With nearly 400,000 travel industry jobs lost in 2008 and 2009 as a result of the economic downturn, both the U.S. Travel Association and the American Hotel and Lodging Association are urging President Barack Obama to enact legislation that reverses that trend and improves the economy. Both U.S. Travel and AHLA sent letters to the president in advance of last week’s White House Jobs Summit, held December 3. “Travel is directly responsible for 7.7 million American jobs, making it one of the ...

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