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 (FAA) 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.
Measures in Reform Package Would Modernize Critical Travel Services, Create "Massive" Economic Opportunity, Says Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson at Event Kick-off
October 29, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association is among the backers of Tuesday's "Americans for Reform: Immigration Reform for Our Economy, Faith, and Security" fly-in on Capitol Hill, which brings 600 public- and private-sector leaders from across the United States to meet with Members of Congress on the importance of immigration reform.
Urges Action by the U.S. House This Year
October 24, 2013
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, praised President Obama’s comments at the White House Thursday calling for a renewed focus on immigration reform.
Travel Exports Growing Five Times Faster Than Other Exports in 2013
October 24, 2013
Travel exports hit a record monthly high of $15 billion even as the overall trade deficit deteriorated slightly in the latest monthly report. David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, comments on the Commerce Department’s announcement of the latest trade figures.
'Patent Troll Bill' Addresses Frivolous Lawsuits that Hamper Travel Industry's Growth
October 24, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today welcomed introduction of the Innovation Act of 2013, H.R. 3309, by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte (R-Va.).
Because of Government Shutdown, October Figures Expected to Be Worse
October 22, 2013
David Huether comments on today's Labor Department announcement that the U.S. economy added 148,000 jobs in September while the unemployment rate edged down to 7.2 percent.
White House Announces Nomination of Jeh Johnson as Next Homeland Security Secretary
October 18, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today welcomed President Obama’s decision to move forward in filling the position of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Fiscal Impasse Caused $2.2 Billion Total Loss in Travel-related Spending
October 17, 2013
The U.S. Travel Association today praised the White House and Congress for bringing an end to the federal shutdown that had crippled much of the country's travel economy since October 1.
But Reiterates Travel Economy Still in Dire Need of a Long-Term Fiscal Agreement
October 15, 2013
Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, issued the following statement on the Department of the Interior's announcement that would allow state governments to fund the re-opening of some national parks and attractions.
As Many As 450,000 American Workers Supported by Travel May Be Affected
October 11, 2013
In a letter delivered today to the President and Congress, the U.S. Travel Association released a new analysis that estimates the partial government shutdown costs the U.S. $152 million a day in economic output due to lost travel-related activity, affecting as many as 450,000 American workers directly or indirectly supported by the travel industry.