Travelocity.com issued the following statement on Friday, regarding the pending
Travelocity is supporting the legislation, and this week is communicating about it with the nine million subscribers to its Insider newsletter:
“America is a nation of travelers. Our economy relies on travel and tourism—it is the third largest sector in national retail sales, employs one in 17 Americans*, and reaches into virtually every community. An economic downturn in this industry impacts all Americans, and our ability to get traveling again will help determine the speed of our country`s economic recovery.
“The proposed tax credit legislation is a very powerful tool to spur this recovery because it reaches across travel industries and puts money back in the pockets of consumers. This bill provides a focused way for Americans to participate in economic recovery.
“We believe the bill is timely as Americans consider personal holiday plans and the nature of their business travel plans. If implemented quickly, the credits should be the incentive Americans need to overcome any hesitation in booking holiday travel. “It may sound simplistic that one of the major ways that average Americans can help their country is to move forward with their travel plans, but it is true. Travelocity.com believes that no matter where travelers may purchase their travel or how they choose to travel, it is important for them to do so. We believe this bill offers the right incentives to get America travelling again, and we praise those in Congress and the government who created this stimulus to our economy at this critical time. We encourage Americans who support this bill to contact their Congressional representatives, and we`ve already urged millions of Travelocity.com members to do the same.”
Travelocity.com meanwhile is encouraging winter sports enthusiasts to make plans for the coming season as it has recently introduced its new ski and snowboarding vacations area and an opportunity to register to win the Ultimate Ski Trip! Travelocity.com Ski and Snowboarding offers a comprehensive selection of packages from Travelocity Vacations, American Airlines Vacations and Moguls Mountain Travel. The special area`s suite of travel tools makes finding the perfect winter getaway easy and convenient to book for both the enthusiast and the absolute beginner.
“Travelocity.com has partnered with premier resorts to bring our 30 million members an outstanding selection of ski vacation packages at great rates,” said Chris McAndrews, Travelocity.com senior vice president of leisure travel and media. “Whether our customers are looking for family fun on the beginner slopes or challenging runs on advanced terrain, Travelocity.com offers variety and value for all skiers and snowboarders.” m
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