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.
September 6, 2013
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, released the following statement on departing Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.
September 5, 2013
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, issued the following statement in response to the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) announcement that it will soon expand its Pre✓™ traveler screening program to 60 more airports nationwide.
September 4, 2013
David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on Wednesday's Commerce Department announcement that the trade deficit deteriorated by $4.6 billion in July 2013 to $39.1 billion.
Congestion Could Cost U.S. Economy 208,000 Jobs
August 29, 2013
If current trends continue, Labor Day-like traffic will soon plague U.S. highways on the average day of the week, according to analysis prepared for the U.S. Travel Association.
U.S. Travel Praises National Economic Council Officials' Travel and Tourism Commentary on WhiteHouse.gov
August 23, 2013
A White House blog entry posted this week extols the link between immigration reform and the benefits that America's economy and national security will realize from increased travel and tourism. The U.S. Travel Association commended the analysis offered by National Economic Council director Gene Sperling and senior policy advisor Brandon Belford.
Tennessean Susan Whitaker Named 2013 State Tourism Director of the Year
August 20, 2013
Winners of the 2013 Mercury and Destiny awards, State Tourism Director of the Year and DMO Rising Star were announced during the U.S. Travel Association's annual ESTO conference held this week in Richmond.
Entertainer Dolly Parton: “…one of the best friends that our Tennessee tourism industry has ever known…”
August 19, 2013
Susan Whitaker, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, has been named the State Tourism Director of the Year. The award is voted upon annually by the U.S. Travel Association’s National Council of State Tourism Directors.
U.S. Travel Hails Chicago Airport's Commitment to Improving Entry Efficiency While Preserving High Standard for Security
August 15, 2013
Speaking on Thursday at the unveiling of Chicago O'Hare International Airport's new Automated Passport Control capability, Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, praised the Chicago Department of Aviation and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for their collaboration in dramatically upgrading the security and efficiency of international passenger screening at O'Hare.
U.S. Travel Applauds U.S. Customs and Border Protection for Allowing More International Travelers into the Trusted Traveler Program
August 12, 2013
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, today released the following statement on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) announcement of its intent to allow citizens of the United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea and Qatar to enroll in its highly successful trusted traveler program known as Global Entry.