Enrollment Centers, Direct Online Enrollment Will Build on Program's Success
December 3, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Transportation Security Administration's announced expansion of Pre✓™ enrollment options.
First Central American Nation to Join the Highly Successful Program that Makes Visitor Screening More Efficient and Secure
November 21, 2013
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement Thursday applauding Panama's inclusion in U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) Global Entry program, which expedites screening for pre-approved, low-risk travelers:
Major Investments in Air Travel System Needed to Avoid Serious Delays and Economic Harm
November 20, 2013
U.S. air travel infrastructure is in such bad shape that Thanksgiving-like passenger congestion will be a year-round reality at nearly all of the top 50 U.S. airports within the decade, two new studies find.
Hotels average nearly a 50 percent higher daily room rate when located within ¼ mile of a rail station
November 20, 2013
Several American cities have a secret weapon to attract business travelers and lucrative meetings and conventions – a rail line to the airport terminal. According to a study released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the U.S. Travel Association, hotels in cities with direct rail access from downtown to airport terminals receive nearly 11 percent more revenue per room than hotels in cities without a rail airport connection.
November 18, 2013
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement on the U.S. House's impending passage of H.R. 2061 restricting government travel.
November 15, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today welcomed this week’s news that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has registered its one-millionth traveler in CBP’s Global Entry trusted traveler program.
November 14, 2013
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, issued the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security's Thursday announcement that the Transportation Security Administration's Pre✓™ program will expand to include Southwest Airlines.
Measures to Bring More Visitors and Their Dollars to the U.S. Bridge Partisan Divide
November 13, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association announced Wednesday that the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act, H.R. 1354, has surpassed 100 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives, split almost exactly between the two major political parties.
Industry Economist Had Expected a Major Downturn Due to Budget Impasse
November 8, 2013
David Huether, senior vice president for research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, commented on the Department of Labor’s latest employment data released.
Expected Rules Changes Will Immediately Benefit Air Passengers, Industry
October 31, 2013
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow on Thursday welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement that it will begin implementing a panel’s recommendation to relax prohibitions on the use of electronic devices during certain portions of passenger flights.