Phil Francis spoke with Conde Nast Traveler about how the election results could impact the travel industry.
“Our national parks and public lands are meant to be enjoyed by all Americans and they will always need advocates, regardless of the election results. As a non-partisan organization, we will continue to fight to protect our national parks and public lands, no matter which political party is in power.
We need to implement measures to stop climate change, better protect our environment, halt oil and gas lease sales on the doorsteps of our national parks, and ensure that our national parks are protected for the enjoyment of future generations. And we need adequate funding to be able to meet the mission of the National Park Service and fully fund the basic operations of our national parks.
As we continue to deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also must ensure that our NPS employees, volunteers, concessionaires, visitors, and members of gateway communities stay safe. Regardless of who wins this election, we urge travelers to be cautious about visiting parks right now. And we urge them to support provisions and actions that will continue to protect our national parks and public lands for years to come.”