Travel Industry Testifies on Bills to Aid Recovery

The U.S. Travel Association testified this week before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee in support of two bills the travel industry believes are critical to ensuring the nation’s long-term competitiveness in the global travel market. The Visit America Act (H.R. 6965) would establish an Assistant Secretary for Travel and Tourism position at the U.S…. Read more »

SBA Extends Deferment for EIDL Loan Payments

The Small Business Administration (SBA) this week extended the deferment period for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) borrowers to 30 months from when the loan was first approved. The EIDL program has provided nearly four million small businesses and nonprofit organizations more than $350 billion in emergency funding during the pandemic. EIDL loans can… Read more »

FTC Seeks Comments on Impersonation Scams

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and other industry organizations are raising awareness about government and business impersonation fraud that has impacted a broad range of industries, trade shows and events and has grown worse during the pandemic. CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro told Trade Show Executive recently that a prospective exhibitor for CES 2022,… Read more »