Several trade groups in the travel industry have voiced their disapproval over the partial shutdown of the federal government and warned of severe damage to the travel industry if government functions are not restarted soon. "The shutdown will disrupt recent economic progress and job creation, of which the lodging industry has played a significant role. For each day the government is shut down, more than $8 million in economic activity at our nation's hotels will be lost, putting jobs at risk and causing repercussions across many other related sectors," said AH&LA President and CEO Katherine Lugar.

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