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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.
March 6, 2014Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate's confirmation of R. Gil Kerlikowske as the new commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). More
March 4, 2014Economists at the U.S. Travel Association have concluded research finding that the cancellation of one U.S. domestic flight for weather-related reasons costs $31,600 in passengers’ lost economic activity. More
February 28, 2014U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in response to Friday's announcement that the Republic of Chile will enter the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP): "To all of our soon-to-be guests from the beautiful nation of Chile, we in the American travel community say: bienvenidos." More