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US Travel calls for path to restart cruising

The US Travel Association joined a growing number of groups and destinations calling for a path to restart cruising stateside.

'The standard of evidence should be exceptionally high for rules that effectively single out certain industries as other parts of the economy are allowed to reopen. Restrictions have taken a disproportionately heavy toll on the travel industry and our millions of workers, and the rule preventing cruise operations is uniquely specific,' US Travel President and CEO Roger Dow said.

Economically imperative

'It is economically imperative to find the pathways to reopening, and the evidence is clear that a layered approach to health and safety allows the safe resumption of travel,' Dow continued. 'We join the calls to identify the way toward lifting the conditional sail order and allowing the phased resumption of cruise operations as quickly as possible.'

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, was recently appointed national chair of US Travel.