May 15, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the MAP-21 reauthorization bill that was reported Thursday from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee:
Bill to Boost Inbound International Travel Would Be a Boon to U.S. Economy
May 13, 2014
The U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow reacted enthusiastically to the INVITE Act, introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), which would expand the successful Global Entry program and take steps to improve the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) entry process for international travelers.
Tells Senate Hearing on International Tourism that Brand USA Reauthorization and JOLT Act Passage Would Create 452,000 Jobs and Add $200 Billion to U.S. Economy
May 8, 2014
In testimony delivered today before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Tourism, Competitiveness and Innovation, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow said.
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
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 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 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.