A new survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association and conducted by Morning Consult found that while Americans are still hesitant about traveling, they “overwhelmingly” support efforts by Congress to help the travel industry recover. These efforts include helping hotels keep their doors open and bring back employees, as well as incentivizing Americans to travel again.
70 percent of Americans support the passage of additional economic stimulus for the industries most negatively impacted by the pandemic, including the travel and hospitality sectors.
By nearly a 3-1 margin, Americans support a new, temporary federal travel tax credit to encourage people to travel (61 percent support, 21 percent oppose).
By nearly a 3-1 margin, Americans support restoring the business entertainment expense deduction to encourage business travel (57 percent support, 21 percent oppose).
By more than a 3-1 margin, Americans support efforts by the federal government to require banks to offer debt relief or forbearance on commercial hotel mortgages (63 percent support, 16 percent oppose).