Based on the new guidance, our hotels and other venues will be able to host larger weddings, bars and restaurants can welcome more patrons, and the Minnesota Twins will have 10,000 fans at Target Field for their home opener. What a difference a year makes.
On the national scene, the U.S. Travel Association led the charge to provide relief for our industry. The most impactful data point from U.S. Travel is that 4 in 10 jobs lost during the downturn were hospitality industry jobs.
This staggering blow was the impetus for the industry’s support for the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that President Biden signed into law last week. Some of the key elements of the act include: