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One of the U.S. Travel Association’s core strategic priorities is to advocate on behalf of the collective U.S. travel industry. U.S. Travel’s Government Relations Department ensures that the concerns and interests of the travel community, and all those employed by it, are effectively represented within the legislative process.
The Department strives to achieve this goal through a variety of tools, which include conducting extensive grassroots and grasstops outreach campaigns, coordinating comprehensive lobbying efforts, growing U.S. Travel’s Political Action Committee (Travel PAC) and bringing industry leaders and government officials together to discuss issues critical to travel and tourism.
September 17, 2014The bill corrects a fundamental flaw in the most recent adjustment to the TSA fee, which caused some travelers to be charged the fee more than once-in some cases more than $20 extra-if their trip consisted of one or more flight connection. TSA's activities are obviously vital, but the travel community objected to the agency's implementation phase of the fee change, and we're grateful to Transportation Security Subcommittee Chairman Richard Hudson for seeing through this effort to correct it. More
September 4, 2014U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on a survey released by Open Allies for Airfare Transparency finding that large numbers of consumers want more upfront information about ancillary airline ticket fees. More
September 4, 2014David Huether, senior vice president for research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, comments on today’s trade data released by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis. More