History will remember 2020 as a turning point in America. The travel and hospitality industry has suffered immensely, with 9 million hospitality and travel workers in the U.S. out of jobs, and about 51% of travel-related jobs disappearing almost overnight. Yet we can anticipate that our industry will become an essential part of our nation’s recovery. In his piece for Hotel Executive, CEO Clayton Reid reports on why the most recent findings of MMGY Global’s Travel Safety Barometer is signaling a return to better days – though our near-term future will appear much different than before. From lower traveler spend and limited amenities to revamped sanitization protocols and cancellation policies, see what the future may hold in 2020 and beyond.