March 6, 2014
Roger 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).
New Research Tracks Economic Impact of Cancellations, Delays
March 4, 2014
Economists 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.
Joins 37 Other Nations in Program to Quicken U.S. Entry Process
February 28, 2014
U.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 than 420 Million Unused Days of Leave Cost U.S. Economy $160 Billion in 2013
February 27, 2014
The U.S. Travel Association today announced an unprecedented effort to motivate American workers to use more of the paid time off they have earned.
Four Recognized for Leadership on Policies to Advance the Economic Benefits of Travel
February 26, 2014
U.S. Travel Association today bestowed the first annual Distinguished Travel Champion Award on four members of the U.S. Congress.
80 Organizations Sign Letter to DHS Sec. Seeking Urgent Attention to Customs Resource Problems
February 25, 2014
The process for international visitors to enter the U.S. is so under-resourced that resulting delays and headaches are harming regions and businesses dependent upon tourism, according to a letter from travel industry leaders to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
Ability or willingness to take time off hampered by complex dynamics between managers and employees
February 20, 2014
More than forty percent of American workers who receive the benefit of paid time off (PTO) finished the year by squandering a portion of their allotted time, according to a new study by Oxford Economics conducted for the U.S. Travel Association, “An Assessment of Paid Time Off in the U.S.”
February 13, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow reacts to the return-on-investment study released Thursday by Brand USA, the public-private partnership created by Congress in 2010 to market the United States as a destination for international travel.
February 11, 2014
U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow reacts to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's approval of a bill to ban in-flight cell phone use (H.R. 3676).
Latest Employment Data Proves Travel One of Most Vital U.S. Industries for Jobs, Growth
February 7, 2014
The U.S. travel industry has returned to its pre-Great Recession employment level, while most of the economy still struggles to reach that mark, according to the latest U.S. Department of Labor figures released Friday.