July 8, 2014
The U.S. travel community's default position is that safety and security need to be the top priorities in air travel policy. If our national security apparatus has actionable intelligence on potential threats, we support near-term measures to mitigate any problems and ensure the uninterrupted functioning of our air travel infrastructure.
Ahead of July 4th Holiday, "I'm Stuck" Campaign Mobilizes Consumers to Spotlight Vast and Growing Economic Harm of Ailing U.S. Infrastructure
July 1, 2014
Building America’s Future and the U.S. Travel Association today announced a new partnership to launch a co-branded “I’m Stuck” app, a mobile phone app that will empower millions of American travelers dealing with travel delays and frustrations. The app connects travelers directly to their elected representatives, urging policymakers to take immediate action to upgrade America’s aging transportation infrastructure and to replenish the Highway Trust Fund.
June 26, 2014
The U.S. Travel Association today praised United States Representatives Mark Amodei (R-NV) and Sam Farr (D-CA) for their legislative efforts in directing the Office of Budget Management (OMB) to examine the negative impact of government travel cutbacks and make recommendations to improve OMB’s travel policies.
June 26, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement regarding news that the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee pulled S. 1347, the “Conference Accountability Act of 2013,’’ from markup and agreed to make further revisions to the bill.
June 26, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s hearing to examine the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) progress toward implementing NextGen.
June 20, 2014
The U.S. Travel Association today lauded Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) for his legislative efforts to promote productive travel and meetings by federal employees under common-sense guidelines and oversight.
June 19, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the implementation of a hike on the traveler fee that funds Transportation Security Administration (TSA) activities.
June 18, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee hearing on airport finance.
New Data Finds 38 Million Trips Avoided in 2013, Costing U.S. Economy $35.7 Billion
June 17, 2014
Security lines and checked-bag fees are among the well-publicized headaches of air travel, but passengers’ No. 1 concern is flight delays and cancellations, according to a survey conducted by the independent firm ResearchNow for the U.S. Travel Association.
Achieves New High in May
June 6, 2014
Rising for the eighth consecutive month, the travel industry added 19,200 jobs in May, the largest monthly increase since October of last year. The increase in travel employment last month was diffuse, with increases taking place in almost all key travel-related industries including food services and drinking places, accommodation, air transportation, retail and entertainment/recreation.