Travel Tech Provides Update on Federal Efforts to Regulate the Use of AI in Travel

Travel Tech President & CEO Presented at the Travel Trends AI Summit 

Thursday, February 22, 2024 — The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry and consistent advocate for public policy that supports a competitive and transparent marketplace, presented at the Travel Trends AI Summit. This virtual event brought together travel industry leaders, technology experts, executives, and entrepreneurs to discuss how AI technology will impact the travel industry in 2024. Travel Tech participated in this timely event alongside leaders from Microsoft, Forbes, Deloitte, TripAdvisor, Phocuswright, and others.

Travel Tech President & CEO Laura Chadwick joined a fireside chat titled, “The Impact of AI Regulation – A DC Perspective.” Her remarks centered on federal policymakers’ work to address concerns related to the use of AI, and what impact they may have on businesses in the travel sector. 

“Congressional interest about the use of AI is at an all-time high,” Chadwick said. “It is essential for the travel technology industry to be part of efforts to educate policymakers about the benefits of this technology to improve the travel experience and streamline operations. At the same, we must demonstrate the responsible use of it.”

Chadwick detailed several initiatives the association has underway on AI in 2024, including convening its members to develop industry principles and resources on the topic.

Additionally, Travel Tech hosted a virtual booth at the summit to promote the association and its membership, particularly its new “Advocate” member tier. To learn more about membership opportunities, click here.

The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) empowers traveler choice by advocating for public policy that promotes marketplace transparency and competition. Travel Tech represents travel technology innovators ranging from dynamic startups, small, and midsize businesses to leading online travel agencies, metasearch engines, short-term rental platforms, global distribution systems, and travel management companies.

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