On September 20, U.S. Travel hosted its second annual Future of Travel Mobility conference at Union Station in Washington D.C. This unique gathering brought together global travel and business leaders, along with government officials and policymakers, to accelerate action on central issues impacting the traveler experience.

This year’s inaugural event featured prominent participants including American Airlines CEO Robert Isom, MGM Resorts CEO and President William Hornbuckle, Enterprise Holdings President and CEO Chrissy Taylor, Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO), U.S. Department of Transportation Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy Carlos Monje, Jr. and White House Senior Advisor & Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu.

Through in-depth, thought-provoking dialogue, we examined the critical issues shaping travel mobility’s future—and the policies needed to seize the opportunities before us—including:


Innovative and Emerging Travel. Cutting-edge modes of transportation will transform the ways travelers move to and around destinations. How might these innovations create a more enjoyable and comfortable travel experience? What could they mean for destinations and attractions? What policies are needed to support new transportation modes?


Seamless and Secure Travel. New technologies such as biometrics and touchless digital technology hold the promise of creating a frictionless and more secure travel experience—from airport security to curbside pick-up to hotel check-in. How can policymakers, transportation leaders, hospitality and other travel partners work together to create seamless solutions for travelers? How can trusted traveler programs be improved and screening processes be streamlined? As technologies evolve, how do we address privacy and equity concerns?


Sustainable Travel. Throughout the travel industry, businesses and destinations are working to lower carbon emissions and reduce their environmental impact. What obstacles must be overcome to make travel more sustainable? Where should EV charging infrastructure be built to ease range anxiety among travelers and ensure travel destinations aren’t left behind? How can travel sectors work together to realize a more sustainable future?


2022 Event Recap

2022 Event Recap

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The Future of Travel Mobility


Laura Holmberg

Vice President, Marketing and Industry Communications

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