May 16, 2012
Travel jobs are adding to the economy faster than any other sector, and pro-travel policies should be put into place because of the economic engine the U.S. travel industry is to the nation, stressed Geoff Freeman, chief operating officer and executive vice president of the U.S. Travel Association, in testimony today before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade.
New Survey Reveals Record Gains In Leisure Travel Intentions
May 15, 2012
For the second consecutive year, the outlook for summer travel continues to brighten with more than three in five U.S. adults (64%), or an estimated 154 million Americans, planning on taking at least one trip for leisure purposes during the next six months.
Appointment Assures Travelers a Voice on Aviation Security Issues
May 14, 2012
Geoff Freeman, chief operating officer and executive vice president of the U.S. Travel Association, has been named chairman of the Passenger Advocacy subcommittee of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Industry Applauds Goal of Welcoming 100 Million International Visitors Annually by 2021
May 10, 2012
Statement from Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, on today’s announcement of a National Travel and Tourism Strategy.
May 10, 2012
David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on the Commerce Department's announcement on international trade.
Testimony Highlights Entry Issues at Airports
May 8, 2012
Travel from the Asia-Pacific region to the U.S. is critical to the economy, and U.S. policy should ensure future growth, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow asserted in testimony before Congress.
Nationwide Rallies to Spotlight Impact of Travel and Tourism in Cities and States
May 7, 2012
Representing the 14.4 million U.S. jobs supported by the U.S. travel industry, employees nationwide will rally on May 8 to highlight the jobs and economic impact created by travel.
May 4, 2012
David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on the Labor Department report on April 2012 employment numbers.
Travel industry urges local residents to vote no on measures T, U and X
May 3, 2012
The results of a comprehensive new survey of travel and meeting industry professionals reveal the damage a proposed tax hike in San Mateo County, CA could have on the local economy.
Focus Should be on Encouraging Responsible Government Travel
April 20, 2012
The U.S. Travel Association today encouraged Congress to respond to an irresponsible 2010 General Services Administration (GSA) conference by holding accountable the federal employees that planned the event. The statement comes after Senator Rand Paul asked the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to investigate all government conferences held in Las Vegas, NV.