The hotel industry is projected to end 2021 down more than $59 billion in business travel revenue compared with 2019, according to a new report from the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Kalibri Labs. That comes after losing nearly $49 billion in business travel revenue in 2020. Business travel, according to the report, is the hotel industry’s largest source of revenue and has been slow to return since the onset of the pandemic. Business travel revenue, according to the report, is not expected to reach pre-pandemic levels until 2024. Chip Rogers, CEO of AHLA, said business travel “is critical to our industry’s viability, especially in the fall and winter months when leisure travel normally begins to decline.” He said that continued COVID-19 concerns among travelers “will only exacerbate these challenges.” Rogers called for Congress to pass the Save Hotel Jobs Act “to help hotel employees and small business owners survive this crisis.”