Tapping Private-Sector Expertise Will Improve U.S. Aviation Screening and Visitor Entry Experience
May 7, 2014
The U.S. Travel Association today welcomed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement launching its new Loaned Executive Program that will bring private-sector expertise to both the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to more efficiently facilitate increased travel to and within the United States.
May 5, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement reacting to the announced introduction of the ‘Real Transparency in Airfares Act’ by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.).
May 5, 2014
The U.S. travel community reacted with sadness to the passing of James L. Oberstar, a former 18-term House member from Minnesota and longtime dean of U.S. transportation policy.
May 2, 2014
David Huether, senior vice president for research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, commented on the April jobs data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.
'Rally Day' Events Scheduled for Tuesday, May 6; "What's Your Travel Effect?" Video Contest Runs May 3-11
May 1, 2014
From beer to barbecue to baseball to beaches, destination marketers in over 130 U.S. cities plan major events to mark National Travel and Tourism Week's (NTTW) "Rally Day" next Tuesday, May 6.
April 29, 2014
Language in the Obama administration's new surface transportation proposal directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider the "the potential effects on travel and tourism" when allocating federal grants—an acknowledgement that travel is a critical economic driver for every state and region.
April 29, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in reaction to Tuesday’s news that Air Canada will be the first international carrier to join the Transportation Security Administration’s highly successful TSA Pre✓™ program.
April 25, 2014
Data released Friday by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) demonstrate anew that the travel industry is playing a pivotal role in leading the United States economic recovery.
150 Bipartisan Members Now Back Bill to Attract More International Visitors and Their Spending
April 15, 2014
The U.S. Travel Association today announced that the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act, H.R. 1354, has garnered 150 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives, roughly split between the two parties.
More must be done to ensure maximum transparency, value, efficiency
April 9, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO, Roger Dow, voiced tepid support for H.R. 4156, the "Transparent Airfares Act of 2014," and urged lawmakers to incorporate further changes in the bill to provide air travelers with the full scope of the legislation's promise: a clear view of the costs built into ticket prices.