April 3, 2014
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, today released the following statement on departing Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Janice Jacobs.
VWP Expansion to Chile Expected to Add $335 Million to U.S. Economy in 2014
March 31, 2014
U.S. Travel Association today lauded the first flights from Chile to land in the United States since the South American country was admitted into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
March 26, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement following the report and congressional hearing on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.
Senior Administration Officials from Multiple Agencies Meet with Travel Industry Leaders to Discuss Key Travel Policies and Programs to Generate U.S. Economic Growth, Job Creation
March 20, 2014
U.S. Travel Association, along with select industry leaders, convened at the White House today to discuss America's top travel and tourism priorities and advance the goals of the National Travel and Tourism Strategy, which President Obama launched in May 2012 to draw 100 million international visitors to the United States by 2021.
March 13, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Thursday forecast of continued steady growth in air travel.
March 6, 2014
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate's confirmation of R. Gil Kerlikowske as the new commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
New Research Tracks Economic Impact of Cancellations, Delays
March 4, 2014
Economists at the U.S. Travel Association have concluded research finding that the cancellation of one U.S. domestic flight for weather-related reasons costs $31,600 in passengers’ lost economic activity.
Joins 37 Other Nations in Program to Quicken U.S. Entry Process
February 28, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in response to Friday's announcement that the Republic of Chile will enter the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP): "To all of our soon-to-be guests from the beautiful nation of Chile, we in the American travel community say: bienvenidos."
More than 420 Million Unused Days of Leave Cost U.S. Economy $160 Billion in 2013
February 27, 2014
The U.S. Travel Association today announced an unprecedented effort to motivate American workers to use more of the paid time off they have earned.
Four Recognized for Leadership on Policies to Advance the Economic Benefits of Travel
February 26, 2014
U.S. Travel Association today bestowed the first annual Distinguished Travel Champion Award on four members of the U.S. Congress.