White House Announces Nomination of Jeh Johnson as Next Homeland Security Secretary
October 18, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today welcomed President Obama’s decision to move forward in filling the position of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Fiscal Impasse Caused $2.2 Billion Total Loss in Travel-related Spending
October 17, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today praised the White House and Congress for bringing an end to the federal shutdown that had crippled much of the country's travel economy since October 1.
But Reiterates Travel Economy Still in Dire Need of a Long-Term Fiscal Agreement
October 15, 2013
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, issued the following statement on the Department of the Interior's announcement that would allow state governments to fund the re-opening of some national parks and attractions.
Day-long Forum in Washington for Travel and Transportation Officials Will Address Infrastructure Challenges, Opportunities on Road, Rail and Sky
October 11, 2013
On November 20, the U.S. Travel Association will host travel and transportation leaders at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. for its inaugural Connecting America Through Travel (CATT) conference. The forum's goal: to pursue innovative ideas and solutions to revitalize America's travel infrastructure.
As Many As 450,000 American Workers Supported by Travel May Be Affected
October 11, 2013
In a letter delivered today to the President and Congress, the U.S. Travel Association released a new analysis that estimates the partial government shutdown costs the U.S. $152 million a day in economic output due to lost travel-related activity, affecting as many as 450,000 American workers directly or indirectly supported by the travel industry.
October 9, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today applauded the ascension of U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) as the new co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus alongside Sam Farr (D-CA), co-chair of the Caucus since 1997.
"Tales From the Frontline" Captures First-Hand Accounts of Impact on Travel Businesses, Destinations and Visitor Sites
October 4, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today released excerpts of stories from America's travel community that provide a frontline picture of the damage already being done to America's travel economy by the federal government shutdown.
September 30, 2013
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, today issued the following statement urging Members of Congress and the Administration to avoid the impending federal government shutdown.
Study, Open Letter Urge Reforms to Lessen Economic Losses Due to Lengthy Wait Times
September 18, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association released a report Wednesday detailing the severe economic consequences that result from often lengthy wait times experienced by millions of travelers in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) entry process, and proposing 20 policy changes to address the problem.
Travel Employment Rises in August for 10th time in past 11 months
September 6, 2013
David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on Friday's Labor Department jobs report.