在商务旅行, meetings and events are fully restored, the pace of economic recovery will continue to suffer.

This once powerful industry segment and major economic driver has experienced a staggering 直接支出下降了77% 在美国.S. 仅2019年以来. Face-to-face meetings and in-person events are critical components of driving new business and building relationships—which are foundational to how companies operate. 然而,美国.S. economy and American jobs cannot wait the estimated three years for a full recovery. 

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在2021年的夏天 Let's Meet There campaign launched as a national initiative to restore professional meetings and events (PME) across the United States.

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Utilizing paid media, earned media, and turnkey tools for grassroots-based outreach, U.S. 旅游协会, the 会议是商务 Coalition and industry stakeholders are working to educate business leaders, 民选官员, and other key decision-makers about the safety of professional meetings and events and the role they play in advancing business interests and growing the broader economy.

For more on the work being done to restore this vital part of the economy—a segment that delivered $139 billion in local travel spending in 2019 and even greater value to attendees—参观 Let's Meet There 网站. To access the comprehensive suite of resources aimed at amplifying Let's Meet There messaging to 民选官员 and business leaders, 参观 行动中心


Business travel and professional meetings and events are critical to the full recovery of not only travel, 还有美国.S. 整体经济. For current metrics on business travel and more, see our 月度数据报告.

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建议

Provide tax credits to help convention centers, 展厅, and other meeting venues safely reopen

Provide tax credits to encourage businesses and nonprofits to begin planning and contracting for conventions, 会议, 还有明年的贸易展

Distinguish professionally structured meetings and events from mass gatherings in COVID-19 guidelines

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