As part of “Travel Again and Travel Better” effort, consumer group brings thought leaders and consumers together to shape a better travel experience for the future


WASHINGTON – Dec. 3, 2020 – Travel Fairness Now, a non-profit coalition of travelers advocating for greater transparency, competition and fairness in travel, will be hosting its second webinar today as part of an effort to create a better travel experience for consumers in the future. The webinar will include a discussion with Gov. Howard Dean, National Consumers League Executive Director Sally Greenberg and Los Angeles Times Contributor and former Travel Editor Catharine Hamm.

The free webinar, entitled Consumer Access to Travel Information During COVID-19 and a Challenging Economic Environment will be held today, Thursday, Dec. 3, from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST. Registration can be completed here.

“The coronavirus and a challenging economy for many American families and businesses has made the need for fast and easy consumer access to health, safety and travel information more urgent than ever,” said Kurt Ebenhoch, executive director of Travel Fairness Now. “Consumers want information on hotel, car rental and airline health and safety practices, as well as affordability and alternative options, before making travel decisions.”


Webinar Panelists

The webinar will include three panelists that are leading health care policy, consumer advocacy and travel experts. They include:

  • Gov. Howard Dean
    Senior Advisor at Dentons

    Gov. Dean is senior advisor in the Public Policy and Regulation practice at Dentons. He is also a physician, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, three-term Gov. of Vermont, a 2008 Democratic presidential candidate, former chairman of the National Governors’ Association, Democratic Governors’ Association and New England Governors’ Conference, and served as a member of the Vermont State Legislature.

  • Sally Greenberg
    Executive Director, National Consumers League

    Ms. Greenberg has testified numerous times before Congress on consumer protection issues, including on product safety, fraud and excessive fees on car rentals. From 1997-2007, she worked for Consumers Union on product liability and food safety issues, along with auto and product safety. Previously, Ms. Greenberg worked at the U.S. Department of Justice Foreign Claims Settlement Commission and prior to that, she spent a decade serving as the Eastern States Civil Rights Counsel for the Anti-Defamation League, based in Boston.

  • Catharine Hamm
    Special Contributor to the Los Angeles Times

    Ms. Hamm is a special contributor to and award-winning former Travel Editor of The Los Angeles Times. Her varied media career has taken her from McPherson, Kansas, to Kansas City, Missouri, and to the California cities of San Bernardino, Salinas and Los Angeles. Ms. Hamm has twice received individual Lowell Thomas Awards, and during her tenure as editor, the Los Angeles Times’ Travel section was recognized seven times. 


About Travel Fairness Now

Travel Fairness Now is a non-profit coalition of travelers advocating for greater transparency, competition and fairness in travel. For more information, please visit 


Media Contact:

Kurt Ebenhoch
Mobile: (312) 983-2369